Kerala logs 4,656 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday


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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 4,656 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, informed the health department in a press release.

Along with 21 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 106 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. With this, the death toll climbed to 41,902 in the state.

The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Ernakulam-776, Thiruvananthapuram-705, Kozhikode-537, Thrissur-468, Kottayam-375, Kollam-374, Kannur-308, Pathanamthitta-227, Idukki-172, Wayanad-168, Alappuzha-165, Malappuram-169, Palakkad- 130 and Kasaragod-88. Test positivity rate was recorded at 6.9 percent.

A total of 67,437 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.

1,64,650 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 1,59,936 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 4,714 people are in hospitals. As many as 271 people were taken to hospitals on Saturday.

Among the 40,072 active Covid cases reported, only 8 percent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.

16 of the new COVID patients were returned from outside the state. 4,382 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 221 patients remains unidentified. 37 health workers also tested positive for Covid-19.

Meanwhile, 5,180 recoveries were also reported in the state.

The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram-928, Kollam-805, Pathanamthitta-553, Alappuzha-125, Kottayam-564, Idukki-175, Ernakulam-1029, Thrissur-464, Palakkad-175, Malappuram-156, Kozhikode-388, Wayanad-186, Kannur-225 and Kasaragod-136.

50,91,224 people were recovered from the disease so far.

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