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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 1,426 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, informed the health department in a press release. The test positivity rate was recorded at 4.33 per cent.
The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Ernakulam-181, Thiruvananthapuram-166, Kottayam-128, Thrissur-117, Kollam-84, Pathanamthitta-82, Idukki-82, Kozhikode-81, Alappuzha-57, Kannur-46, Palakkad-46, Wayanad-42, Malappuram-35 and Kasaragod- 28.
A total of 27,093 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.
29,160 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 29,160 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 1,015 people are in hospitals. 142 people were taken to hospitals on Thursday.
Among the 10,511 active Covid cases reported, only 9.1 per cent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.
Along with 2 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 7 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. Apart from this, 64 more deaths recorded late due to the delay in obtaining the documents were also added to the list of COVID deaths. With this, the death toll climbed to 66,762 in the state.
Among the new patients, 2 were returned from outside the state. 1,115 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 46 patients remains unidentified. 12 health workers also tested positive for COVID-19.
Meanwhile, 1,612 recoveries were also reported in the state.
The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram- 1612 , Kollam- 108, Pathanamthitta-100, Alappuzha-99, Kottayam-189, Idukki- 159, Ernakulam-111, Thrissur- 83, Palakkad- 132, Malappuram- 69, Kozhikode- 150, Wayanad- 86, Kannur- 90 and Kasaragod-13.
64,41,033 people were recovered from the disease so far.