Kerala logs 2,995 new COVID cases, 4,160 recoveries


Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 2,995 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, informed the health department in a press release.

Along with 11 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 85 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. With this, the death toll climbed to 44,503 in the state.

The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Thiruvananthapuram-613, Ernakulam-522, Kozhikode-263, Kottayam-232, Kollam-207, Thrissur-203, Kannur-185, Kollam- 160, Pathanamthitta-147, Malappuram-131, Alappuzha-119, Palakkad-76, Kasaragod-69, Wayanad-68. Test positivity rate was declined to 6.1 percent.

A total of 49,065 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 6 wards of 5 local self-government bodies.

1,40,333 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 1,36,127 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 4,206 people are in hospitals. 206 people were taken to hospitals on Sunday.

Among the 30,639 active Covid cases reported, only 8.2 percent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.
7 of the new COVID patients were returned from outside the state. 2,827 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 140 patients remains unidentified. 21 health workers also tested positive for Covid-19.

Meanwhile, 4,160 recoveries were also reported in the state.

The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram-843, Kollam-223, Pathanamthitta-194, Alappuzha-159, Kottayam-353, Idukki-143, Ernakulam-590, Thrissur-361, Palakkad-50, Malappuram-189, Kozhikode-540, Wayanad-174, Kannur-278 and Kasaragod-63.

51,41,779 people were recovered from the disease so far.

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