Kerala clocks 4,064 new COVID cases on Thursday, TPR at 7.81 per cent

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 4,064 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, informed the health department in a press release. The test positivity rate was reported at 7.81 per cent.

The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Ernakulam-553, Thiruvananthapuram-543, Kozhikode-425, Kottayam-399, Kollam-348, Thrissur-315, Malappuram-270, Alappuzha-199, Idukki-220, Palakkad- 198, Pathanamthitta-195, Kannur-174, Wayanad-135 and Kasaragod-60.

A total of 51,974 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

1,27,341 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 1,24,493 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 2,848 people are in hospitals. 391 people were taken to hospitals on Sunday.

Among the 41,675 active Covid cases reported, only 6.7 per cent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.

Along with 15 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 37 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. Apart from this, 160 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 64,803 in the state.

Among the new patients, 9 were returned from outside the state. 3,858 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 162 patients remains unidentified. 35 health workers also tested positive for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, 9,531 recoveries were also reported in the state.

The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram- 821, Kollam-120, Pathanamthitta-550, Alappuzha-646, Kottayam-1,562, Idukki-414, Ernakulam-2,078, Thrissur-912, Palakkad-428, Malappuram-471, Kozhikode-602, Wayanad-490, Kannur-357, and Kasaragod-80.

63,80,561 people were recovered from the disease so far.

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