Kerala Covid cases falling; 15,184 test positive on Saturday

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 15,184 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, informed the health department in a press release. The test positivity was recorded as 20.52 per cent.

The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Ernakulam- 2973, Thiruvananthapuram- 1916, Kozhikode- 1446, Kollam-1383, Kottayam-1367, Thrissur-1061, Alappuzha-1006, Malappuram-838, Pathanamthitta-739, Idukki-620, Palakkad-606, Kannur-597, Wayanad-427 and Kasaragod-205.

A total of 73,965 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

3,31,518 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 3,25,011 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 6507 people are in hospitals. 1134 people were taken to hospitals on Sunday.

Among the 1,81,347 active Covid cases reported, only 3.9 per cent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.

Along with 23 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 122 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. Apart from this, 282 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 62,053 in the state.

Among the new patients, 70 were returned from outside the state. 13,838 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 1152 patients remains unidentified. 124 health workers also tested positive for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, 38,819 recoveries were also reported in the state.

The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram-7104, Kollam-2146, Pathanamthitta-1981, Alappuzha-2672, Kottayam-3342, Idukki-1884, Ernakulam-6015, Thrissur-3699, Palakkad-1762, Malappuram-2489, Kozhikode-2368, Wayanad-1160, Kannur-1807, and Kasaragod-390.

61,52,076 people were recovered from the disease so far.

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