Kerala reports 22,318 new COVID cases, 194 deaths
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 22,318 new Covid cases on Friday, informed a press release issued by the health department. With 194 new fatalities, the death toll mounted to 8257. The test positivity rate was recorded at 16.04 percent.
The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Malappuram- 3938, Thiruvananthapuram- 2545, Kollam-2638, Ernakulam- 2237, Palakkad-2038, Thrissur- 1726, Kozhikode- 1697, Alappuzha- 1640, Kottayam-1128, Kannur-974, Pathanamthitta- 728, Kasaragod- 534, Idukki- 501, and Wayanad- 264.
A total of 1,36,068 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. In total, 1,94,40,287 samples including routine sample, sentinel sample, CBNAAT, Truenat, POCT, PCR, RTLAMP, antigen were sent for the tests.
None returned from the UK, South Africa and Brazil tested positive for Covid -19 in the last 24 hours. So far, 126 people including 116 UK returnees, 9 from South Africa and 1 from Brazil tested positive for the virus infection. 124 of them have recovered from the disease. So far, 11 patients have been infected with the mutant virus strain.
164 of the new COVID patients were returned from outside the state. 20,885 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 1175 patients remains unidentified.
The district -wise statistics of contact cases: Malappuram- 3807, Thiruvananthapuram-2333, Kollam-2360, Ernakulam-2156, Palakkad- 1346, Thrissur-1710, Kozhikode-1658, Alappuzha-1630, Kottayam-1051, Kannur- 885, Pathanamthitta- 699, Kasaragod- 522, Idukki- 483 and Wayanad- 245.
94 health workers also tested positive for Covid -19. Among them, 17 were from Kannur, 16 from Pathanamthitta, 10 from Palakkad, 9 from Ernakulam, 8 each from Thrissur and Kasaragod, 7 from Thiruvananthapuram, 6 each from Kollam and Wayanad, 3 from Kozhikode and 2 each from Kottayam and Malappuram.
Meanwhile, 26,270 recoveries were also reported in the state.
The district -wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram- 3276, Kollam- 2056, Pathanamthitta- 781, Alappuzha- 1830, Kottayam- 652, Idukki- 954, Ernakulam- 2303, Thrissur- 2073, Palakkad- 2543, Malappuram- 3260, Kozhikode- 1493, Wayanad- 2444, Kannur– 2020 and Kasaragod- 585.
With this, the number of active cases touched 2,37,819 in the state. 22,24,405 people recovered from the disease so far.
8,57,227 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this 8,18,117 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 39,110 people are in hospitals. 3677 people were taken to hospitals on Friday.
Neither any place was added to the list of hotspots nor any place was removed from the list. Currently, there are 880 hotspots in the state.