Kerala records 2,524 new COVID cases on Sunday

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Kerala reported 2,524 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, informed the health department in a press release. The test positivity rate was reported at 7.27 per cent.

The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Ernakulam-393, Thiruvananthapuram-356, Kottayam-241, Kozhikode-220, Kollam-215, Thrissur-205, Idukki-160, Pathanamthitta-142, Alappuzha-137, Kannur-121, Malappuram-113, Wayanad-101, Palakkad- 96 and Kasaragod- 24.

A total of 34,680 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

1,05,780 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 1,03,592 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 2,188 people are in hospitals. 258 people were taken to hospitals on Saturday.

Among the 29,943 active Covid cases reported, only 7.2 per cent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.

Along with 3 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 13 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. Apart from this, 46 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 65,223 in the state.

Among the new patients, 8 were returned from outside the state. 2,387 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 107 patients remains unidentified. 22 health workers also tested positive for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, 5,499 recoveries were also reported in the state.

The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram- 961, Kollam-253, Pathanamthitta-277, Alappuzha-283, Kottayam-379, Idukki-425, Ernakulam-881, Thrissur-522, Palakkad-296, Malappuram-330, Kozhikode-423, Wayanad-287, Kannur-106, and Kasaragod-76.

64,01,236 people were recovered from the disease so far.

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