COVID-19: Kerala clocks 5,516 new cases, 6,705 recoveries

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 5,516 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, informed the health department in a press release. The test positivity rate was declined to 7.81 percent.

Along with 39 fresh COVID deaths, the health department also reported 171 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on revised rules. With this, the death toll climbed to 36,087 in the state.

The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Thiruvananthapuram-798, Thrissur-732, Kottayam-624, Kozhikode-615, Ernakulam-614, Kannur-368, Kollam-357, Palakkad-285, Pathanamthitta-277, Alappuzha-236, Malappuram-208, Alappuzha-180, Kasaragod-118 and Wayand-104.

A total of 70,576 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. The local bodies have been categorised based on the weekly infection population ratio (WIPR). WIPR is above 10 in 46 wards of 39 local self-government bodies.

2,12,925 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 2,07,664 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 5,261 people are in hospitals. 426 people were taken to hospitals on Tuesday.

Among the 63,338 active Covid cases reported, only 7 percent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.

25 of the new COVID patients were returned from outside the state. 5,105 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 336 patients remains unidentified. 50 health workers also tested positive for Covid-19.

Meanwhile, 6,705 recoveries were also reported in the state.

The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram- 930, Kollam-374, Pathanamthitta-714, Alappuzha-200, Kottayam-494, Idukki-413, Ernakulam-942, Thrissur-658, Palakkad-287, Malappuram-248, Kozhikode-669, Wayanad-273, Kannur-388 and Kasaragod-115.

49,71,080 people were recovered from the disease so far.

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