Kerala clocks 1,421 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 1,421 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, informed the health department in a press release. The test positivity rate was decreased to 4.77 per cent.

The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Ernakulam-304, Kottayam-161, Thiruvananthapuram-149, Kollam-128, Thrissur-112, Idukki-104, Kozhikode-103, Pathanamthitta-82, Malappuram-63, Wayanad-61, Palakkad-48, Alappuzha-47, Kannur-47, and Kasaragod- 12.

A total of 29,754 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

43,384 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 42,289 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 1,095 people are in hospitals. 138 people were taken to hospitals on Sunday.

Among the 11,879 active Covid cases reported, only 9 per cent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.

Along with 4 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, 71 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 66,462 in the state.

Among the new patients, 64 were returned from outside the state. 1,276 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 67 patients remains unidentified. 14 health workers also tested positive for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, 2,130 recoveries were also reported in the state.

The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram- 246, Kollam- 157, Pathanamthitta-246, Alappuzha-126, Kottayam-196, Idukki- 187, Ernakulam-390, Thrissur- 183, Palakkad- 30, Malappuram- 104, Kozhikode- 170, Wayanad- 115, Kannur- 88 and Kasaragod- 37.

64,37,366 people were recovered from the disease so far.

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