Kerala records 4,069 new COVID cases, TPR falls below 10 per cent

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 4,069 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, informed the health department in a press release. The test positivity rate was declined to 9.52 per cent.

The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Ernakulam-647, Thiruvananthapuram-531, Kottayam-414, Kollam-410, Kozhikode-353, Thrissur-333, Alappuzha-224, Malappuram-222, Pathanamthitta-222, Idukki-186, Kannur-179, Palakkad-151, Wayanad-104,and Kasaragod-93.

A total of 42,700 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

1,57,090 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 1,53,490 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 3,600 people are in hospitals. 500 people were taken to hospitals on Sunday.

Among the 58,932 active Covid cases reported, only 6.2 per cent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.

Along with 11 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 76 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. Apart from this, 41 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 64,273 in the state.

Among the new patients, 18 were returned from outside the state. 3,775 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 244 patients remains unidentified. 32 health workers also tested positive for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, 11,026 recoveries were also reported in the state.

The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram-1,063, Kollam-668, Pathanamthitta-519, Alappuzha-634, Kottayam-1,278, Idukki-838, Ernakulam-1,555, Thrissur-1,112, Palakkad-459, Malappuram-894, Kozhikode-825, Wayanad-461, Kannur-562, and Kasaragod-158.

63,49,057 people were recovered from the disease so far.

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