Kerala clocks 5,848 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 5,848 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, informed the health department in a press release.

Along with 46 new fatalities, the health department also reported 19 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on revised rules. With this, the death toll climbed to 35,750 in the state.

The test positivity rate was recorded as 9.21 percent.

The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Ernakulam-919, Thiruvananthapuram-650, Thrissur-637, Kozhikode-748, Kollam-454, Kottayam- 383, Kannur-376, Wayanad-335, , Palakkad-287, Idukki-269, Malappuram-251, Pathanamthitta-244, Alappuzha-218, and Kasaragod-110.

A total of 63,463 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 46 wards of 39 local self-government bodies.

2,26,642 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 2,21,139 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 5,503 people are in hospitals. As many as 362 people were taken to hospitals on Saturday.

Among the 67,185 active Covid cases reported, only 6.8 percent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.

12 of the new COVID patients were returned from outside the state. 5,478 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 341 patients remains unidentified. 17 health workers also tested positive for Covid-19.

Meanwhile, 7,228 recoveries were also reported in the state.

The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram –992, Kollam-695, Pathanamthitta-503, Alappuzha-222, Kottayam-462, Idukki-325, Ernakulam-826, Thrissur-869, Palakkad-348, Malappuram-345, Kozhikode-788, Wayanad-333, Kannur-411and Kasaragod-109.

49,57,509 people were recovered from the disease so far.

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