Kerala logs 4,557 new COVID cases, death toll climbs to 41,439
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 4,557 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, informed the health department in a press release.
Along with 52 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 263 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. With this, the death toll climbed to 41,439 in the state.
The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Thiruvananthapuram-814, Ernakulam-606, Kozhikode-566, Kottayam-347, Thrissur-489, Kollam-350, Kannur-276, Pathanamthitta-211, Malappuram-233, Alappuzha-160, Wayanad-135, Idukki-139, Palakkad- 151 and Kasaragod-80. Test positivity rate was recorded at 7.74 percent.
A total of 58,817 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. The local bodies have been categorised based on the weekly infection population ratio (WIPR). WIPR is above 10 in 21 wards of 19 local self-government bodies.
1,64,747 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 1,60,333 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 4,414 people are in hospitals. 299 people were taken to hospitals on Saturday.
Among the 43,771 active Covid cases reported, only 7.6 percent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.
9 of the new COVID patients were returned from outside the state. 4,305 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 205 patients remains unidentified. 38 health workers also tested positive for Covid-19.
Meanwhile, 5,108 recoveries were also reported in the state.
The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram-928, Kollam-369, Pathanamthitta-603, Alappuzha-255, Kottayam-284, Idukki-139, Ernakulam-806, Thrissur-433, Palakkad-104, Malappuram-130, Kozhikode-400, Wayanad-207, Kannur-373 and Kasaragod-77.
50,75,605 people were recovered from the disease so far.