Kerala reports highest ever 623 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday; 432 through contact

It is for the second consecutive day that Kerala is recording over 600 coronavirus cases. Sources of 37 are yet to be traced.

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported a record 623 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the highest number reported in the state, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a press meet here. He was speaking to the media after the COVID review meeting.

It is for the second consecutive day that Kerala is recording over 600 coronavirus cases. Out of the total COVID positive cases, 432 developed the disease through contact. Sources of 37 are yet to be traced. Meanwhile, 196 patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours.

Out of the total cases, 96 came from abroad, 76 came from other states. Moreover, 9 health workers and 9 DSC personnel also tested positive.

Out of the total positive cases, Thiruvananthapuram has the most number of cases with 157, Kasaragod – 74, Ernakulam – 72, Kozhikode – 64, Pathanamthitta – 64, Idukki – 55, Kannur – 35, Kottayam – 25, Alappuzha – 20, Palakkad – 19, Malappuram – 18, Kollam – 11, Thrissur – 5 and Wayanad – 4.

Among the 196 recoveries, 11 are from Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam - 8, Pathanamthitta – 19, Kottayam – 13, Idukki – 3, Ernakulam – 1, Thrissur – 1, Palakkad – 53, Malappuram – 44, Kozhikode – 15, Wayanad – 1, Kannur – 10 and Kasaragod – 17.

A total of 16,444 samples were sent for tests in the last 24 hours. At present, 1,84,601 people are under observation out of which 4,989 have been admitted to hospitals. 602 people were taken to hospitals on Wednesday. So far,

Kerala has recorded 9,553 COVID-19 cases out of which 4,880 are undergoing treatment. So far, 2,60,356 samples have been sent for testing. Out of this, results of 7,485 samples are awaited.

The number of hotspots in the state increased to 234 with 16 areas included in the list.

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