Kerala logs 17,466 new COVID cases, 66 deaths, TPR at 12.3 pc
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 17,466 new Covid cases on Sunday, informed a press release issued by the health department. With 66 new fatalities, the death toll mounted to 16,035. The test positivity rate was recorded at 12.3 percent.
The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Malappuram-2684, Kozhikode-2379, Thrissur-2190, Ernakulam-1687, Palakkad-1552, Kollam-1263, Thiruvananthapuram-1222, Alappuzha-914, Kannur-884, Kottayam-833, Kasaragod-644, Pathanamthitta-478, Wayanad-383 and Idukki-353.
A total of 1,42,008 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. In total, 2,62,48,280 samples including routine sample, sentinel sample, CBNAAT, Truenat, POCT, PCR, RTLAMP, antigen were sent for the tests.
78 of the new COVID patients were returned from outside the state. 16,662 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 662 patients remains unidentified.
The district-wise statistics of contact cases: Malappuram-2607, Kozhikode-2354, Thrissur-2174, Ernakulam-1669, Palakkad-1131, Kollam-1255, Thiruvananthapuram- 1167, Alappuzha-912, Kannur-796, Kottayam-784, Kasaragod-632, Pathanamthitta-468, Wayanad-370 and Idukki-343.
64 health workers also tested positive for Covid-19. Among them, 16 were from Kannur, 9 from Wayanad, 8 each from Palakkad and Kasaragod, 7 from Thrissur, 6 from Kollam, 3 from Pathanamthitta, 2 each from Kottayam and Malappuram, 1 each from Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam and Kozhikode.
Meanwhile, 15,247 recoveries were also reported in the state.
The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram-1012, Kollam-1460, Pathanamthitta-405, Alappuzha-660, Kottayam-495, Idukki-205, Ernakulam-1306, Thrissur-2006, Palakkad-1124, Malappuram-2467, Kozhikode-2019, Wayanad-423, Kannur-1040 and Kasargod-625.
With this, the number of active cases touched 1,40,276 in the state. 31,14,716 people were recovered from the disease so far.
4,35,768 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 4,09,540 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 26,228 people are in hospitals. 2,397 people were taken to hospitals on Sunday.
There are 73 local bodies with TPR below 5 percent; 335 local bodies with TPR between 5-10 percent, 355 local bodies with TPR between 10-15 percent and 271 local bodies with TPR above 15 percent.