Kerala clocks 50,812 new COVID cases; 11k in Ernakulam

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 50,812 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, informed the health department in a press release. The test positivity was recorded as 45.78 per cent.

The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Ernakulam-11,103, Thiruvananthapuram- 6647, Kozhikode-4490, Kottayam-4123, Thrissur-3822, Kollam-3747, Malappuram-2996, Palakkad-2748, Kannur-2252, Alappuzha-2213, Pathanamthitta-2176, Idukki-1936, Wayanad-1593 and Kasaragod-966.

A total of 1,10,970 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

4,98,406 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 4,86,748 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 11,658 people are in hospitals. 1386 people were taken to hospitals on Thursday.

Among the 3,36,202 active Covid cases reported, only 3.4 per cent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.

Along with 8 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 86 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. Apart from this, 311 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 53,191 in the state.

Among the new patients, 208 were returned from outside the state. 46,451 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 3751 patients remains unidentified. 402 health workers also tested positive for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, 47,649 recoveries were also reported in the state.

The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram-8235, Kollam-4377, Pathanamthitta-1748, Alappuzha-1785, Kottayam-3033, Idukki-1445, Ernakulam-8571, Thrissur-5905, Palakkad-2335, Malappuram-2809, Kozhikode-4331, Wayanad-829, Kannur-1673 and Kasaragod-573.

55,41,834 people were recovered from the disease so far.

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