Kerala records 966 new COVID cases, active infections decline to 7,536

A total of 25,946 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 966 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, informed the health department in a press release. The test positivity rate was recorded at 3.72 per cent.

The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Ernakulam-200,Thiruvananthapuram-130, Kollam-102, Kottayam-102, Thrissur-74, Kozhikode-71, Idukki-67, Pathanamthitta-65, Alappuzha- 34, Kannur-34, Malappuram- 34, Palakkad-23, Wayanad- 21, and Kasaragod- 9.

A total of 25,946 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

22,834 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 22,053 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 781 people are in hospitals.108 people were taken to hospitals on Wednesday.

Among the 7,536 active Covid cases reported, only 9.6 per cent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.

Five deaths were reported within the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, the health department reported 38 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. Apart from this, 7 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 67,008 in the state.

Four among the new patients were returned from outside the state.916 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 42 patients remains unidentified. 4 health workers also tested positive for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, 1,444 recoveries were also reported in the state.

The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram- 183 , Kollam- 96, Pathanamthitta-58, Alappuzha-72, Kottayam-212, Idukki- 88, Ernakulam-345, Thrissur- 82, Palakkad- 22, Malappuram- 34, Kozhikode- 61, Wayanad- 77, Kannur- 85 and Kasaragod-29.

64,48,699 people were recovered from the disease so far.

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