Kerala records 16,012 new COVID cases on Friday


Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 16,012 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, informed the health department in a press release. The test positivity was recorded as 19.99 per cent.

The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Ernakulam-2732, Thiruvananthapuram- 1933, Kottayam-1696, Kollam-1502, Thrissur-1357, Kozhikode-1258, Alappuzha-1036, Idukki-831, Pathanamthitta-785, Malappuram-750, Palakkad-686, Kannur-633, Wayanad-557and Kasaragod-256.

A total of 80,089 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

3,57,327 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 3,50,089 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 7238 people are in hospitals. 1141 people were taken to hospitals on Sunday.

Among the 2,05,410 active Covid cases reported, only 3.6 per cent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.

Along with 27 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 214 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. Apart from this, 251 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 61,626 in the state.

Among the new patients, 57 were returned from outside the state. 14,685 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 1140 patients remains unidentified. 130 health workers also tested positive for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, 43,087 recoveries were also reported in the state.

The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram-5213, Kollam-6701, Pathanamthitta-2533, Alappuzha-2959, Kottayam-4135, Idukki-1560, Ernakulam-6251, Thrissur-3132, Palakkad-1923, Malappuram-2207, Kozhikode-2447, Wayanad-1479, Kannur-1814, and Kasaragod-733.

61,13,257 people were recovered from the disease so far.

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