Kerala records 5,797 new COVID cases on Monday

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 5,797 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, informed the health department in a press release. The test positivity rate was jumped to 12.68 per cent.

The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Thiruvananthapuram-1,486, Ernakulam-929, Kozhikode-561, Kottayam-447, Thrissur-389, Kannur-319, Kollam-311, Malappuram-267, Pathanamthitta-266, Alappuzha-264, Palakkad-222, Idukki-153, Kasaragod-116 and Wayanad-67.

A total of 45,691 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.

1,20,368 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 1,17,548 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 2,820 people are in hospitals. 257 people were taken to hospitals on Saturday.

Among the 37,736 active Covid cases reported, only 6.3 percent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.

Along with 19 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 147 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. With this, the death toll climbed to 49,757 in the state.

112 of the new COVID patients were returned from outside the state. 5,309 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 320 patients remains unidentified. 56 health workers also tested positive for Covid-19.

Meanwhile, 2,796 recoveries were also reported in the state.

The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram-688, Kollam-19, Pathanamthitta-258, Alappuzha-131, Kottayam-187, Idukki-90, Ernakulam-402, Thrissur-306, Palakkad-91, Malappuram-82, Kozhikode-249, Wayanad-71, Kannur-180 and Kasaragod-42.

52,03,146 people were recovered from the disease so far.

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