Kerala logs 35,801 new COVID cases, 68 deaths
Kerala registered 35,801 new COVID cases and 68 deaths on Sunday, reported a press release. Though the state witnessed a slight dip in the daily cases, the test positivity rate marked at 28.88 percent as triggering panic. The state is placed under complete lockdown to counter the spread of the virus.
The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Ernakulam- 4767, Thiruvananthapuram- 4240, Malappuram- 3850, Kozhikode-3805, Thrissur-3753, Palakkad-2881, Kollam-2390, Kottayam-2324, Kannur-2297, Alappuzha- 2088 Idukki-1046, Pathanamthitta-939, Kasaragod-766 and Wayanad-655
A total of 1,23, 980 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.
In total, 1,70,33,341 samples including routine sample, sentinel sample, CBNAAT, Truenat, POCT, PCR, RTLAMP, antigen were sent for the tests.
One returned from South Africa 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. 116 of them have recovered from the disease.
So far, 11 patients have been infected with the mutant virus strain.
The death toll mounted to 5814 with 68 new fatalities.
316 of the new COVID patients were returned from outside the state. 32,627 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 2743 patients remains unidentified.
The district-wise statistics of contact cases: Ernakulam- 4668, Thiruvananthapuram- 3781, Malappuram-3534, Kozhikode- 3728, Thrissur-3730, Palakkad-1180, Kollam-2377, Kottayam-2080, Kannur-2103, Alappuzha-2085,Idukki-981, Pathanamthitta-903, Kasaragod- 740 and Wayanad-637.
115 health workers also tested positive for COVID-19. Among them, 36 were from Kannur, 13 from Kasaragod,12 from Thrissur, 10 each from Pathanamthitta and Ernakulam, 7 each from Wayanad and Kasaragod, 5 each from Thiruvananthapuram and Palakkad, 4 from Kollam and 3 each from Kottayam and Idukki.
Meanwhile, 29,318 recoveries were also reported in the state. The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram- 2632, Kollam- 2687, Pathanamthitta- 933, Alappuzha- 2147, Kottayam- 1447, Idukki- 109, Ernakulam- 3393, Thrissur- 1929, Palakkad-3334, Malappuram- 3621, Kozhikode- 4341, Wayanad- 187, Kannur- 1562 and Kasaragod-996.
With this, the number of active cases touched 4,23,514 in the state. Till date, 14,72,951 people recovered from the disease.
10,94,055 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this 10,62,625 are under home/institutional quarantine and 31,430 people are in hospitals. 53,242 people were taken to hospitals on Sunday.
10 more places were added to the list of hotspots while two regions were removed from the list. Currently, there are 796 hotspots in the state.