Kerala logs 3,382 new COVID cases, 39,955 deaths, 5,779 recoveries


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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 3,382 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, informed the health department in a press release.

Along with 59 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 58 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. With this, the death toll climbed to 39,955 in the state.

The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Ernakulam-666, Thiruvananthapuram-527, Kozhikode-477, Kollam-259, Thrissur-237, Kannur-231, Kottayam- 198, Palakkad-174, Idukki-122, Alappuzha-114, Pathanamthitta-111, Malappuram-106, Wayanad-82 and Kasaragod-72.

A total of 44,638 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 21 wards of 19 local self-government bodies.

1,56,786 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 1,52,086 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 4,700 people are in hospitals. 245 people were taken to hospitals on Monday.

Among the 44,487 active Covid cases reported, only 7.7 percent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.

8 of the new COVID patients were returned from outside the state. 3,103 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 241 patients remains unidentified. 30 health workers also tested positive for Covid-19.

Meanwhile, 5,779 recoveries were also reported in the state.

The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram- 814, Kollam-289, Pathanamthitta-7, Alappuzha-306, Kottayam-584, Idukki-262, Ernakulam-946, Thrissur-632, Palakkad-253, Malappuram-293, Kozhikode-693, Wayanad-268, Kannur-367 and Kasaragod-65.

50,51,998 people were recovered from the disease so far.

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