Kerala records 9,066 new COVID cases on Tuesday, death toll touches 50k


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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 9,066 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, informed the health department in a press release. The test positivity rate was jumped to 14.18 per cent.

The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Thiruvananthapuram- 2,200, Ernakulam-1,478, Thrissur-943, Kozhikode-801, Kottayam-587, Kollam-551, Palakkad-511, Kannur-417, Pathanamthitta-410, Alappuzha-347, Malappuram-309, Idukki-239, Wayanad-155 and Kasaragod-118.

A total of 63,898 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.

1,27,790 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 1,24,903 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 2,887 people are in hospitals. 298 people were taken to hospitals on Saturday.

Among the 44,441 active Covid cases reported, only 5.7 percent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.

Along with 19 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 277 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. With this, the death toll climbed to 50,053 in the state.

128 of the new COVID patients were returned from outside the state. 8,198 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 628 patients remains unidentified. 113 health workers also tested positive for Covid-19.

Meanwhile, 2,064 recoveries were also reported in the state.

The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram-177, Kollam-98, Pathanamthitta-247, Alappuzha-111, Kottayam-37, Idukki-82, Ernakulam-508, Thrissur-42, Palakkad-43, Malappuram-103, Kozhikode-299, Wayanad-114, Kannur-158and Kasaragod-45.

52,05,210 people were recovered from the disease so far.

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