Kerala records 702 new COVID cases on Tuesday

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 702 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, informed the health department in a press release. The test positivity rate was recorded at 2.88 per cent.

The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Ernakulam-146, Thiruvananthapuram-87, Kottayam-76, Idukki-64, Kozhikode-62, Kollam-58, Pathanamthitta-50, Thrissur-38, Malappuram-27, Kannur-26, Alappuzha-24, Wayanad-23 Palakkad- 15 and Kasaragod- 6.

A total of 24,313 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

17,541 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 16,944 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 597 people are in hospitals. 80 people were taken to hospitals on Sunday.

Among the 5,353 active Covid cases reported, only 10.4 per cent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.

Four deaths were reported within the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, the health department reported 9 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. Apart from this, 32 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 67,415 in the state.

None of the new patients returned from outside the state. 663 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 31 patients remains unidentified. 8 health workers also tested positive for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, 730 recoveries were also reported in the state.

The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram- 138, Kollam- 38, Pathanamthitta-47, Alappuzha-6, Kottayam-75, Idukki- 67, Ernakulam-103, Thrissur- 39, Palakkad- 20, Malappuram- 21, Kozhikode-99, Wayanad- 31, Kannur- 44 and Kasaragod-2.

64,54,752 people were recovered from the disease so far.

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