Kerala logs 3,581 new COVID cases on Friday

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 3,581 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, informed the health department in a press release. The test positivity rate was reported at 8.12 per cent.

The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Ernakulam-637, Thiruvananthapuram-523, Kollam-364, Kottayam-313, Kozhikode-273, Thrissur-228, Alappuzha-206, Pathanamthitta-186, Malappuram-176, Palakkad- 171, Idukki-169, Kannur-158, Wayanad-129 and Kasaragod-48.

A total of 44,054 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

1,18,975 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 1,16,378 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 2,597 people are in hospitals. 353 people were taken to hospitals on Sunday.

Among the 37,239 active Covid cases reported, only 7 per cent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.

Along with 6 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 43 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. Apart from this, 128 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 64,980 in the state.

Among the new patients, 12 were returned from outside the state. 3,415 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 119 patients remains unidentified. 35 health workers also tested positive for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, 7,837 recoveries were also reported in the state.

The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram- 978, Kollam-425, Pathanamthitta-413, Alappuzha-503, Kottayam-820, Idukki-574, Ernakulam-1,253, Thrissur-672, Palakkad-325, Malappuram-415, Kozhikode-721, Wayanad-321, Kannur-282, and Kasaragod-135.

63,88,398 people were recovered from the disease so far.

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