Kerala clocks 54,537 new COVID cases, Ernakulam crosses 10k mark


Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 54,537 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, informed the health department in a press release. The test positivity was recorded as 47.05 per cent.

The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Ernakulam-10,571 , Thiruvananthapuram- 6735, Thrissur-6082, Kozhikode-4935, Kottayam-4182, Kollam-4138, Palakkad-3248, Malappuram-3003, Idukki-2485, Alappuzha-2323, Kannur-2314, Pathanamthitta-2021, Wayanad-1379 and Kasaragod-1121.

A total of 1,15,898 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

4,83,824 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 4,72,126 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 11,698 people are in hospitals. 1629people were taken to hospitals on Thursday.

Among the 3,33,447 active Covid cases reported, only 3.5 per cent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.

Along with 11 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 13 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. Apart from this, 339 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 52,786 in the state.

Among the new patients, 227 were returned from outside the state. 50,295 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 3485 patients remains unidentified. 530 health workers also tested positive for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, 30,225 recoveries were also reported in the state.

The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram-6921, Kollam-581, Pathanamthitta-770, Alappuzha-1907, Kottayam-3290, Idukki-853, Ernakulam-450, Thrissur-4033, Palakkad-2258, Malappuram-2120, Kozhikode-4135, Wayanad-799, Kannur-2015 and Kasaragod-83.

54,94,185 people were recovered from the disease so far.

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