Kerala logs 32,680 new COVID cases, 96 deaths
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 32,680 fresh COVID cases on Saturday, informed Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan while addressing the media. 96 new fatalities were also confirmed due to the Corona virus infection.
With this, the death toll mounted to 6339. The test positivity rate was recorded at 26.65 percent.
The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Malappuram- 4782, Ernakulam- 3744, Thrissur- 3334, Thiriuvananthapuram- 3292, Palakkad- 3165, Kozhikode- 2966, Kollam- 2332, Kottayam- 2012, Alappuzha- 1996, Kannur- 1652, Pathanamthitta- 1119, Kasaragod- 847, Idukki- 737 and Wayanad- 702.
A total of 1,22,628 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. In total, 1,78,12,355 samples including routine sample, sentinel sample, CBNAAT, Truenat, POCT, PCR, RTLAMP, antigen were sent for the tests.
None returned from the UK, South Africa and Brazil tested positive for Covid -19 in the last 24 hours. So far, 125 people including 115 UK returnees, 9 from South Africa and 1 from Brazil tested positive for the virus infection. 124 of them have recovered from the disease. So far, 11 patients have been infected with the mutant virus strain.
296 of the new COVID patients were returned from outside the state. 29,969 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 2316 patients remains unidentified.
The district -wise statistics of contact cases: Malappuram- 4521, Ernakulam- 3620, Thrissur- 3272, Thiruvananthapuram- 3097, Palakkad- 1643, Kozhikode- 2926, Kollam- 2321, Kottayam- 1762, Alappuzha- 1993, Kannur- 1500, Pathanamthitta- 1081, Kasaragod- 827, Idukki- 715 and Wayanad- 691.
99 health workers also tested positive for COVID -19. Among them, 30 were from Kannur, 13 from Kasaragod, 9 each from Thrissur, Palakkad and Wayanad, 8 from Ernakulam, 5 each from Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Kozhikode and 2 each from Pathanamthitta, Kottayam and Idukki.
Meanwhile, 29,442 recoveries were also reported in the state.
The district -wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram- 2912, Kollam- 1765, Pathanamthitta- 976, Alappuzha- 1509, Kottayam- 2190, Idukki- 691, Ernakulam- 3065, Thrissur- 2742, Palakkad- 3012, Malappuram- 3669, Kozhikode- 4725, Wayanad- 458, Kannur– 1504 and Kasaragod- 224.
With this, the number of active cases touched 4,45,334 in the state. 16,66,232 people recovered from the disease so far.
10,31,271 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this 9,94, 204 are under home/institutional quarantine and 37,067 people are in hospitals. 3974 people were taken to hospitals on Saturday.
9 new places were added to the list of hotspots on Saturday while no place was removed from the list. Currently, there are 852 hotspots in the state.