COVID-19: Kerala sees slight dip with 29,704 fresh cases
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 29,704 COVID cases on Sunday, informed a press released issued by the health department. Test positivity was recorded at 25.61 percent.
89 new fatalities were also confirmed due to the Corona virus infection.With this, the death toll mounted to 6428.
The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Malappuram- 4424, Ernakulam- 3154, Palakkad-3145, Thrissur- 3056, Thiriuvananthapuram- 2818, Kollam-2416, Kozhikode- 2406, Kottayam- 1806, Alappuzha- 1761, Kannur- 1695, Idukki-1075, Pathanamthitta- 798, Wayanad-590 and Kasaragod- 560.
A total of 1,15,982 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. In total, 1,79,28,337 samples including routine sample, sentinel sample, CBNAAT, Truenat, POCT, PCR, RTLAMP, antigen were sent for the tests.
None returned from the UK, South Africa and Brazil tested positive for Covid -19 in the last 24 hours. So far, 125 people including 115 UK returnees, 9 from South Africa and 1 from Brazil tested positive for the virus infection. 124 of them have recovered from the disease. So far, 11 patients have been infected with the mutant virus strain.
218 of the new COVID patients were returned from outside the state. 27,451 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 1951 patients remains unidentified.
The district -wise statistics of contact cases: Malappuram- 4271, Ernakulam- 3100, Palakkad-1694, Thrissur- 3041, Thiruvananthapuram- 2640, Kollam-2403, Kozhikode- 2345, Kottayam- 1751, Alappuzha- 1758, Kannur- 1566, Idukki-1005, Pathanamthitta- 756, Wayanad-573 and Kasaragod- 542.
84 health workers also tested positive for COVID -19. Among them, 16 were from Kannur, 11 from Thiruvananthapuram, 10 each from Ernakulam and Thrisuur, 9 from Palakkad, 8 each from Kollam and Kasaragod, 6 from Wayanad, 4 from Pathanamthitta and 1 each from Kottayam and Idukki.
Meanwhile, 34,296 recoveries were also reported in the state.
The district -wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram- 2989, Kollam- 1626, Pathanamthitta- 315, Alappuzha- 2050, Kottayam- 2461, Idukki- 697, Ernakulam- 4620, Thrissur- 2989, Palakkad- 2609, Malappuram- 4050, Kozhikode- 5179, Wayanad- 495, Kannur– 3000 and Kasaragod- 1216.
With this, the number of active cases touched 4,40,652 in the state. 17,00,528 people recovered from the disease so far.
10,43, 876 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this 10,06,759 are under home/institutional quarantine and 37,117 people are in hospitals. 3640 people were taken to hospitals on Sunday.
2 new places were added to the list of hotspots on Sunday while no place was removed from the list. Currently, there are 852 hotspots in the state.