Kerala logs 11,776 new COVID cases, TPR at 16.49 pc

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 11,776 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, informed the health department in a press release. The test positivity was recorded as 16.49 per cent.

The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Ernakulam- 2141, Thiruvananthapuram-1440, Kottayam-1231, Kollam-1015, Kozhikode- 998, Thrissur-926, Alappuzha-754, Pathanamthitta-654, Idukki-584, Malappuram-557, Palakkad-552, Kannur-514, Wayanad-301 and Kasaragod-109.

A total of 71,411 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

2,52,101 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 2,46,479 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 5622 people are in hospitals. 950 people were taken to hospitals on Tuesday.

Among the 1,23,825 active Covid cases reported, only 4.6 per cent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.

Along with 20 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 130 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. Apart from this, 154 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 62,681 in the state.

Among the new patients, 29 were returned from outside the state. 10,886 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 789 patients remains unidentified. 92 health workers also tested positive for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, 32,027 recoveries were also reported in the state.

The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram-1199, Kollam-6792, Pathanamthitta-2554, Alappuzha-1058, Kottayam-3550, Idukki-1200, Ernakulam-7750, Thrissur-2280, Palakkad-804, Malappuram-1165, Kozhikode-1695, Wayanad-602, Kannur-1061, and Kasaragod-317.

62,40,864 people were recovered from the disease so far.

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