Kerala records 41,971 new COVID cases, 64 deaths
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala registered 41,971 new COVID cases and 64 deaths on Saturday, informed Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. He was addressing the media here on Saturday.
The test positivity rate was registered at 28.25 percent.
The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Ernakulam- 5492, Thiruvananthapuram- 4560, Malappuram- 4558, Thrissur- 4230, Kozhikode-3981, , Palakkad-3216, Kannur-3090, Kollam- 2838, Alappuzha- 2433, Kottayam- 2395,Kasaragod-1749, Wayanad-1196, Pathanamthitta- 1180 and Idukki-1053.
1,48,546 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.
In total, 1,69,09,361 samples including routine sample, sentinel sample, CBNAAT, Truenat, POCT, PCR, RTLAMP, antigen were sent for the tests.
None returned from UK, South Africa and Brazil tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. So far, 124 people including 115 UK returnees, 8 from South Africa and 1 from Brazil tested positive for the virus infection. 114 of them have recovered from the disease.
So far, 11 patients have been infected with the mutant virus strain.
The death toll mounted to 5746 with 54 new fatalities.
387 of the new COVID patients were returned from outside the state. 38,662 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 2795 patients remains unidentified.
The district-wise statistics of contact cases: Ernakulam- 5305, Thiruvananthapuram- 4271, Malappuram-4360, Thrissur- 4204, Kozhikode- 3864, Palakkad-1363, Kannur- 2794, Kollam-2827, Alappuzha-2423, Kottayam 2244, Kasaragod- 1706, Wayanad-1145, Pathanamthitta-1137 and Idukki 1019.
127 health workers also tested positive for COVID-19. Among them, 40 were from Kannur, 18 from Kasaragod, 17 from Ernakulam, 9 each from Thrissur and Wayanad, 8 each from Thiruvananthapuram and Pathanamthitta, 6 from Kollam, 5 from Palakkad, 3 from Kozhikode, 2 from Idukki and 1 each from Kottayam and Malappuram.
Meanwhile, 27,456 recoveries were also reported in the state. The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram- 2403, Kollam- 1412, Pathanamthitta- 478, Alappuzha- 772, Kottayam- 1404, Idukki- 316, Ernakulam- 4052, Thrissur- 1686, Palakkad-3487, Malappuram- 3388, Kozhikode- 4991, Wayanad- 591, Kannur- 1856 and Kasaragod-620.
With this, the number of active cases touched 4,17,101 in the state. Till date, 14,43,633 people recovered from the disease.
10,81,007 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this 10,50,745 are under home/institutional quarantine and 30,262 people are in hospitals. 53,324 people were taken to hospitals on Saturday.
4 more places were added to the list of hotspots while no place was removed from the list. Currently, there are 788 hotspots in the state.