Kerala logs 1,636 new COVID cases, death toll climbs to 46,822

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 1,636 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, informed the health department in a press release.

Along with 23 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 213 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. With this, the death toll climbed to 46,822 in the state.

The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Thiruvananthapuram-344, Kozhikode-233, Ernakulam-190, Kottayam-130, Kannur-121, Pathanamthitta-108, Thrissur-107, Kollam-100, Alappuzha-79, Idukki-59,Malappuram-56,Kasaragod-42,Palakkad-39 and Wayanad-28.

A total of 42,149 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 6 wards of 5 local self-government bodies. The test positivity rate was declined to 3.88 percent.

1,19,025 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 1,15,182 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 3,843 people are in hospitals. 132 people were taken to hospitals on Monday.

Among the 21,224 active Covid cases reported, only 11 percent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.

51 of the new COVID patients were returned from outside the state. 1,484 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 86 patients remains unidentified. 15 health workers also tested positive for Covid-19.

Meanwhile, 2,864 recoveries were also reported in the state.

The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram-511, Kollam-114, Pathanamthitta-100, Alappuzha-91, Kottayam-328, Idukki-102, Ernakulam-460, Thrissur-268, Palakkad-110, Malappuram-110, Kozhikode-354, Wayanad-80, Kannur-212 and Kasaragod-34.

51,68,028 people were recovered from the disease so far.

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