Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 1,836 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, informed the health department in a press release. The test positivity rate was declined to 6.01 per cent.
The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Ernakulam-350,Thiruvananthapuram-287, Kollam-163, Kottayam-162,Kozhikode-143, Thrissur-134,Idukki-97,Pathanamthitta-97,Alappuzha-90, Malappuram-83, Wayanad-83, Palakkad-74, Kannur-60 and Kasaragod- 13.
A total of 30,504 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.
77,683 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 76,362 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 1321 people are in hospitals. 199 people were taken to hospitals on Saturday.
Among the 15,825 active Covid cases reported, only 8.5 per cent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.
Along with 4 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 83 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. Apart from this,37 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 66,136 in the state.
Among the new patients,7 were returned from outside the state. 1,736 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 71 patients remains unidentified. 22 health workers also tested positive for COVID-19.
Meanwhile, 2,988 recoveries were also reported in the state.
The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram- 404, Kollam- 209, Pathanamthitta-162, Alappuzha-204, Kottayam-243, Idukki- 211, Ernakulam-456, Thrissur- 249, Palakkad- 167, Malappuram- 186, Kozhikode- 212, Wayanad- 130, Kannur- 108 and Kasaragod- 47.
64,27,908 people were recovered from the disease so far.