Kerala clocks 5,944 new COVID cases, active cases climb to 31,098

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 5,944 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, informed the health department in a press release. The test positivity rate was jumped to 9.89 per cent.

The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Thiruvananthapuram-1219, Ernakulam-1214, Kozhikode-580, Thrissur-561, Kottayam-319, Pathanamthitta-316, Kollam-299, Kannur-280, Malappuram-260, Palakkad-248, Alappuzha-235, Kasaragod-150, Idukki-147 and Wayanad-116.

A total of 60,075 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.

1,11,316 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 1,08,843 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 2,473 people are in hospitals. 265 people were taken to hospitals on Saturday.

Among the 31,098 active Covid cases reported, only 7 percent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.

Along with 33 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 209 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. With this, the death toll climbed to 49,547 in the state.

80 of the new COVID patients were returned from outside the state. 5,479 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 337 patients remains unidentified. 48 health workers also tested positive for Covid-19.

Meanwhile, 2,463 recoveries were also reported in the state.

The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram-517, Kollam-26, Pathanamthitta-184, Alappuzha-133, Kottayam-165, Idukki-62, Ernakulam-502, Thrissur-153, Palakkad-80, Malappuram-94, Kozhikode-268, Wayanad-86, Kannur-152 and Kasaragod-41.

51,97,960 people were recovered from the disease so far.

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