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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 4,801 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, informed the health department in a press release.
The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Ernakulam-1081, Thiruvananthapuram-852, Kozhikode-467, Thrissur-376, Pathanamthitta-370, Kottayam-370, Alappuzha-232, Kannur-215, Kollam-188, Malappuram-184, Idukki-170, Palakkad-140, Wayanad-128, and Kasaragod-83.
A total of 71,098 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.
1,04,353 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 1,02,007 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 2,346 people are in hospitals. 225 people were taken to hospitals on Friday.
Among the 22,910 active Covid cases reported, only 9 percent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.
Along with 29 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 229 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. With this, the death toll climbed to 48,895 in the state.
76 of the new COVID patients were returned from outside the state. 4,458 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 231 patients remains unidentified. 36 health workers also tested positive for Covid-19.
Meanwhile, 1,813 recoveries were also reported in the state.
The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram-486, Kollam-25, Pathanamthitta-125, Alappuzha-67, Kottayam-50, Idukki-39, Ernakulam-323, Thrissur-62, Palakkad-47, Malappuram-81, Kozhikode-252, Wayanad-61, Kannur-121and Kasaragod-74.
51,90,913 people were recovered from the disease so far.