Kerala records 3,640 new Covid cases on Tuesday

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 3,640 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, informed the health department in a press release.

The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Ernakulam-641, Thiruvananthapuram-599, Kozhikode-403, Kottayam-352, Thrissur-330, Kannur-268, Kollam-201, Pathanamthitta-165, Malappuram-157, Alappuzha-147, Idukki-125, Palakkad-124, Wayanad-79, and Kasaragod-49.

A total of 71,120 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. The test positivity rate was jumped to 5.11 per cent.

1,05,547 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 1,03,193 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 2,354 people are in hospitals. 180 people were taken to hospitals on Friday.

Among the 20,180 active Covid cases reported, only 10.2 percent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.

Along with 30 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 423 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. With this, the death toll climbed to 48,637 in the state.

52 of the new COVID patients were returned from outside the state. 3,333 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 222 patients remains unidentified. 33 health workers also tested positive for Covid-19.

Meanwhile, 2,363 recoveries were also reported in the state.

The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram-571, Kollam-112, Pathanamthitta-169, Alappuzha-83, Kottayam-15, Idukki-21, Ernakulam-538, Thrissur-189, Palakkad-66, Malappuram-91, Kozhikode-269, Wayanad-61, Kannur-150 and Kasaragod-28.

51,89,100 people were recovered from the disease so far.

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