Kerala: 7,124 new Covid-19 cases, 7,488 recoveries, 21 deaths on Sunday
Kerala recorded 7,124 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, informed the health department in a press release. As many as 21 new fatalities were also reported.
Along with the fresh COVID deaths, the health department also reported 27 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on revised rules and 153 deaths which were reported till June 18 and not identified as COVID deaths as lacking documents. With this, the death toll climbed to 33,716 in the state.
The test positivity rate was recorded at 10.9 percent.
The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Ernakulam-1,061, Thiruvananthapuram-1,052, Thrissur-726, Kozhikode-722, Kollam-622, , Kottayam-517, Kannur-388, Idukki-381, Wayanad-322, Pathanamthitta-318, Malappuram-314, Alappuzha-303, Palakkad-278 and Kasaragod- 117.
A total of 65,306 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. The local bodies have been categorised based on the weekly infection population ratio (WIPR). WIPR is above 10 in 46 wards of 39 local self-government bodies.
2,35,910 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 2,29,289 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 6,621 people are in hospitals. 327 people were taken to hospitals on Saturday.
Among the 72,310 active Covid cases reported, only 7.2 percent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.
23 of the new COVID patients were returned from outside the state. 6,713 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 359 patients remains unidentified. 29 health workers also tested positive for Covid-19.
Meanwhile, 7,488 recoveries were also reported in the state. With this, 72,310 remain in treatment in the state.
The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram –1,989, Kollam-738, Pathanamthitta-427, Alappuzha-236, Kottayam-644, Idukki-403, Ernakulam-1,039, Thrissur-74, Palakkad-444, Malappuram-407, Kozhikode-416, Wayanad-212, Kannur-333 and Kasaragod-126.
49,08,857 people were recovered from the disease so far.