Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 6664 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, informed the health department in a press release. As many as 53 fatalities have also been reported. As many as 61,202 samples have been tested in the last 24 hours. Total death climbed to 28,592.
The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Ernakulam-1168, Thiruvananthapuram-909, Thrissur-560, Kozhikode- 559, Idukki- 449, Kollam-923, Malappuram- 396, Kannur-402, Palakkad- 306, Pathanamthitta-392, Alappuzha- 217, Wayanad-194 and Kasaragod-149.
As many as 61,202 samples have been tested in the last 24 hours. The local bodies have been categorised on the basis of the weekly infection population ratio (WIPR). WIPR is above 10 in 211 wards of 158 local self-government bodies.
2,65,995 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 2,57,429 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 8752 people are in hospitals. 624 people have been taken to hospitals on Sunday.
Among the 74,735 active Covid-19 cases reported, only 10 percent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.
20 of the new COVID patients were returned from outside the state. 6356 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 229 patients remains unidentified. 59 health workers also tested positive for Covid-19.
Meanwhile, 9010 recoveries were also reported in the state. The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram –1081, Kollam-1079, Pathanamthitta-475, Alappuzha-360, Kottayam-718, Idukki-445, Ernakulam-1453, Thrissur-953, Palakkad-326, Malappuram-345, Kozhikode-984, Wayanad-242, Kannur- 414 and Kasaragod-135.