Decline in daily cases continue as Kerala records 33,538 new infections on Saturday

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 33,538 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, informed the health department in a press release. The test positivity was recorded as 32.63 per cent.

The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Ernakulam-5577 Thiruvananthapuram- 3912, Kottayam-3569, Kollam-3321, Thrissur-2729, Kozhikode-2471, Malappuram-2086, Alappuzha-2023, Pathanamthitta-1833, Kannur-1807, Palakkad-1577, Idukki-1207, Wayanad-923 and Kasaragod-503.

A total of 1,02,778 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

5,18,481 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 5,08,205 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 10,276 people are in hospitals. 1,061 people were taken to hospitals on Friday.

Among the 3,52,399 active Covid cases reported, only 3 per cent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.

Along with 22 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 225 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. Apart from this, 197 more deaths recorded late due to the delay in obtaining the documents were also added to the list of COVID deaths. With this, the death toll climbed to 57,740 in the state.

Among the new patients, 147 were returned from outside the state. 32,500 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 651 patients remains unidentified. 240 health workers also tested positive for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, 46,813 recoveries were also reported in the state.

The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram-5911, Kollam-5613, Pathanamthitta-2968, Alappuzha-2287, Kottayam-996, Idukki-2235, Ernakulam-9135, Thrissur-2704, Palakkad-3206, Malappuram-2927, Kozhikode-4466, Wayanad-1416, Kannur-2252, and Kasaragod-697.

58,33,762 people were recovered from the disease so far.

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