Kerala clocks 2,560 new Covid cases on Monday

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 2,560 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, informed the health department in a press release.

The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Thiruvananthapuram-583, Ernakulam-410, Kozhikode-271, Kottayam-199, Thrissur-188, Kannur-184, Kollam-141, Malappuram-121, Pathanamthitta-117, Alappuzha-94, Palakkad-80, Idukki-65, Wayanad-62, and Kasaragod-43.

A total of 43,210 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. The test positivity rate was jumped to 5.92 per cent.

1,04,506 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 1,02,281 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 2,225 people are in hospitals. 167 people were taken to hospitals on Friday.

Among the 19,359 active Covid cases reported, only 10.4 percent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.

Along with 30 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 41 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. With this, the death toll climbed to 48,184 in the state.

48 of the new COVID patients were returned from outside the state. 2,339 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 157patients remains unidentified. 16 health workers also tested positive for Covid-19.

Meanwhile, 2,150 recoveries were also reported in the state.

The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram-556, Kollam-98, Pathanamthitta-120, Alappuzha-92, Kottayam-45, Idukki-216, Ernakulam-280, Thrissur-132, Palakkad-60, Malappuram-95, Kozhikode-216, Wayanad-78, Kannur-145and Kasaragod-32.

51,86,737 people were recovered from the disease so far.

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