Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 12,742 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, informed the health department in a press release. The test positivity rate was jumped to 17.5 per cent.
The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Thiruvananthapuram-3,498, Ernakulam-2,214, Kozhikode-1,164, Thrissur-989, Kottayam-941, Pathanamthitta-601, Kollam-559, Kannur-540, Palakkad-495, Alappuzha-463, Malappuram-449, Idukki-367, Wayanad-262 and Kasaragod-200.
A total of 72,808 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 6 wards of 5 local self-government bodies.
1,41,293 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 1,38,264 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 3,029 people are in hospitals. 420 people were taken to hospitals on Saturday.
Among the 54,430 active Covid cases reported, only 5.7 percent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.
Along with 23 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 176 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. With this, the death toll climbed to 50,254 in the state.
597 of the new COVID patients were returned from outside the state. 11,327people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 693 patients remains unidentified. 125health workers also tested positive for Covid-19.
Meanwhile,2,552 recoveries were also reported in the state.
The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram-273, Kollam-20, Pathanamthitta-235, Alappuzha-139, Kottayam-332, Idukki-53, Ernakulam-458, Thrissur-108, Palakkad-117, Malappuram-112, Kozhikode-330, Wayanad-63, Kannur-184 and Kasaragod-158.
52,07,762 people were recovered from the disease so far.