Kerala logs 2,846 new COVID cases, death toll touches 65,501

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 2,846 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, informed the health department in a press release. The test positivity rate was reported at 7 per cent.

The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Thiruvananthapuram-486, Ernakulam-436,Kottayam-314, Kollam-249, Thrissur-232,Kozhikode-198, Pathanamthitta-189,Idukki-157, Malappuram-115, Palakkad- 114, Kannur- 113,Wayanad-112 and Kasaragod- 20.

A total of 40,523 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

93,948 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 92,065 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 1883 people are in hospitals. 243 people were taken to hospitals on Tuesday.

Among the 24,912 active Covid cases reported, only 7.8 per cent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.

Along with 2 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 128 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. Apart from this,38 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 65,501 in the state.

Among the new patients, 8 were returned from outside the state. 2,696 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 115 patients remains unidentified. 27 health workers also tested positive for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, 4,325 recoveries were also reported in the state.

The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram- 676, Kollam-451, Pathanamthitta-245, Alappuzha-224, Kottayam-260, Idukki- 302, Ernakulam- 813, Thrissur- 252, Palakkad- 146, Malappuram- 251, Kozhikode-445, Wayanad- 96, Kannur- 86, and Kasaragod- 78.

64,10,844 people were recovered from the disease so far.

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