Kerala reports record 416 COVID-19 cases on Friday; 204 through contact

35 ITBP, 1 CISF and 1 BSF personnel developed the disease while 112 patients recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours.

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported a record 416 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, informed Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, during an online press conference here. Meanwhile, 112 patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours in the state. The CM was addressing the media after the daily COVID review meeting here.

Among the total positive cases reported on Friday, 123 people came from abroad, 51 from other states while an alarming 204 contracted the disease through contact. Moreover, 35 ITBP, 1 CISF, and 1 BSF personnel also developed the disease.

Out of the 416 positive cases, 129 are reported from Thiruvananthapuram, 50 from Alappuzha, 41 from Malappuram, 32 from Pathanamthitta, 28 each from Palakkad and Kollam, 23 from Kannur, 20 from Ernakulam, 17 each from Thrissur and Kasaragod, 12 each from Kozhikode and Idukki, and 7 from Kottayam.

Out of the 112 who recovered, Thiruvananthapuram reported 5 cases, Alappuzha - 24, Kottayam - 8, Idukki - 4, Ernakulam – 4 Thrissur – 19, Palakkad - 8, Malappuram - 18, Wayanad – 4, Kannur – 14 and Kasaragod 3.

In the last 24 hours, 11,693 samples were tested. 1,84,112 people are under observation, out of which 3,517 are in hospitals. 472 were admitted to hospitals on Friday. The number of hotspots in the state increased to 193.

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