Kerala clocks 4,649 new Covid cases on Thursday

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 4,649 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, informed the health department in a press release.

The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Ernakulam-928, Thiruvananthapuram-842, Thrissur-471, Kozhikode-451, Kottayam-326, Kannur-302, Kollam-226, Pathanamthitta-224, Alappuzha-206, Malappuram-175, Palakkad-172, Kasaragod-141, Idukki-112 and Wayanad-73.

A total of 68,325 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 6.75 per cent.

1,05,383 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 1,03,011 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 2,372 people are in hospitals. 209 people were taken to hospitals on Friday.

Among the 25,157 active Covid cases reported, only 8.7 percent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.

Along with 17 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 204 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. With this, the death toll climbed to 49,116 in the state.

83 of the new COVID patients were returned from outside the state. 4,281 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 233 patients remains unidentified. 52 health workers also tested positive for Covid-19.

Meanwhile, 2,180 recoveries were also reported in the state.

The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram-741, Kollam-18, Pathanamthitta-101, Alappuzha-78, Kottayam-182, Idukki-70, Ernakulam-301, Thrissur-82, Palakkad-50, Malappuram-97, Kozhikode-222, Wayanad-29, Kannur-178 and Kasaragod-31.

51,93,093 people were recovered from the disease so far.

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