Kerala logs 6,238 new COVID cases on Sunday, TPR at 11.52 per cent

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 6,238 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, informed the health department in a press release. The test positivity rate was jumped to 11.52 per cent.

The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Thiruvananthapuram-1,507, Ernakulam-1,066, Kozhikode-740, Thrissur-407, Kannur-391, Kottayam-364, Kollam-312, Pathanamthitta-286, Malappuram-256, Palakkad-251, Alappuzha-247, Kasaragod-147, Idukki-145 and Wayanad-119.

A total of 54,108 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 6 wards of 5 local self-government bodies.

1,14,773 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 1,12,235 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 2,538 people are in hospitals. 261 people were taken to hospitals on Saturday.

Among the 34,902 active Covid cases reported, only 6.4 percent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.

Along with 30 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 14 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. With this, the death toll climbed to 49,591 in the state.

72 of the new COVID patients were returned from outside the state. 5,776 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 341 patients remains unidentified. 49 health workers also tested positive for Covid-19.

Meanwhile, 2,390 recoveries were also reported in the state.

The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram-647, Kollam-18, Pathanamthitta-188, Alappuzha-100, Kottayam-192, Idukki-100, Ernakulam-410, Thrissur-93, Palakkad-44, Malappuram-81, Kozhikode-266, Wayanad-43, Kannur-170 and Kasaragod-38.

52,00,350 people were recovered from the disease so far.

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