Kerala clocks 424 new COVID cases, active infections decline to 3,555

A total of 17,846 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.


Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 424 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, informed the health department in a press release. The test positivity rate was declined to 2.37 per cent. The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Ernakulam-104, Kottayam-66, Thiruvananthapuram-56, Pathanamthitta-29,Thrissur-28, Kollam-27, Kozhikode-25,Idukki-23, Kannur-18, Alappuzha-17,Palakkad-16, Malappuram-8, Wayanad-7 and Kasaragod-0.

A total of 17,846 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

13,569 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this,13,259 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 310 people are in hospitals.55 people were taken to hospitals on Tuesday.

Among the 3,555 active Covid cases reported, only 10.7 per cent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.

No death was reported within the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, the health department reported 16 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. Apart from this, 6 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 67,844 in the state.

28 of the new patients returned from outside the state. 358 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 35 patients remains unidentified.3 health workers also tested positive for COVID-19.

Meanwhile,528 recoveries were also reported in the state.

The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram- 79, Kollam- 9, Pathanamthitta- 29, Alappuzha- 5, Kottayam- 78, Idukki- 48, Ernakulam-110, Thrissur- 43, Palakkad- 3, Malappuram- 19, Kozhikode-62, Wayanad- 8, Kannur- 31 and Kasaragod- 4.

64,59,585 people were recovered from the disease so far.

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