Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 55,475 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, informed the health department in a press release. The test positivity rate also continued to rose and touched 49.4 per cent.
The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Thiruvananthapuram- 9,405, Ernakulam-8,606, Thrissur-5,520, Kollam-4,422, Kozhikode- 4,432, Kottayam-3,672, Palakkad-3,550, Malappuram-3,138, Kannur-2,578, Alappuzha-2,561, Pathanamthitta-2,311, Idukki-2,452, Kasaragod-1,728 and Wayanad 1,070.
A total of 1,12,281 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.
4,42,466 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 4,32,124 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 10,342 people are in hospitals. 1,387 people were taken to hospitals on Monday.
Among the 2,85,365 active Covid cases reported, only 3.8 per cent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.
Along with 70 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 84 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. With this, the death toll climbed to 52,141 in the state.
Meanwhile, 30,226 recoveries were also reported in the state.
The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram-8,267, Kollam-632, Pathanamthitta-866, Alappuzha-822, Kottayam-1,706, Idukki-599, Ernakulam-8,641, Thrissur-1,515, Palakkad-1,156, Malappuram-1,061, Kozhikode-2,966, Wayanad-214, Kannur-1,170 and Kasaragod-611.
53,86,868 people were recovered from the disease so far.