Kerala records highest single-day spike of 1420 COVID cases
Thiruvananthapuram: Triggering panic, Kerala recorded the highest single-day spike of 1420 COVID-19 cases on Saturday. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan informed about the new cases while addressing a press meet here.
1216 people contracted the virus through contact. 1715 recovery cases were also reported on Saturday.
At the same time, 4 deaths due to COVID-19 was confirmed.
Kasaragod native Vinod Kumar (41), Kozhikode Vellikulangara native Sulaikha (63), Kollam Kilikollur native Chellappan (60) and Alappuzha native Purushothaman (84) succumbed to COVID-19.
1216 people contracted the virus through contact and the source of infection of 92 people is yet to be identified.
Among the new patients, 60 people returned from abroad and 108 returned from other states. 30 health workers also tested COVID positive.
Within the last 24 hours, 27,714 samples were tested.
In Thiruvananthapuram district, the number of COVID patients is increasing day by day. On Saturday, 485 people turned COVID positive here. Among them, 435 people contracted the virus through contact. Infection source of 33 people among them is not identified yet. 7 health workers also turned COVID positive in the state capital.
At the same time, 777 people recovered from the disease in Thiruvananthapuram.
COVID positive cases in other districts are as follows: Kozhikode-173, Alappuzha-169, Malappuram-114, Ernakulam-101, Kasaragod-73, Thrissur-64, Kannur-57, Kollam-41, Idukki-41, Palakkad-39, Pathanamthitta-38, Kottayam-15, Wayanad-10.