Kerala records 5,691 new COVID cases on Tuesday

Medical staff conducting COVID test | Photo: ANI

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 5,691 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, informed the health department in a press release. The test positivity rate was reported at 10.01 per cent.

The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Ernakulam-1,041, Kottayam-655, Thiruvananthapuram-615, Kollam-496, Thrissur-479, Kozhikode-448, Alappuzha-338, Idukki-301, Pathanamthitta-293, Malappuram-264, Palakkad-247, Wayanad-222, Kannur-206 and Kasaragod-86.

A total of 56,851 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

1,45,465 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 1,42,228 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 3,237 people are in hospitals. 491 people were taken to hospitals on Sunday.

Among the 53,597 active Covid cases reported, only 6.4 per cent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.

Along with 10 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 81 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. Apart from this, 39 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 64,403 in the state.

Among the new patients, 19 were returned from outside the state. 5,211 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 417 patients remains unidentified. 44 health workers also tested positive for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, 10,896 recoveries were also reported in the state.

The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram- 2,578, Kollam-501, Pathanamthitta-387, Alappuzha-545, Kottayam-710, Idukki-619, Ernakulam- 2,048, Thrissur-595, Palakkad-376, Malappuram-636, Kozhikode-996, Wayanad-204, Kannur-514, and Kasaragod-187.

63,59,953 people were recovered from the disease so far.

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