Kerala logs 5,296 new COVID cases, death toll touches 49,305

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 5,296 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, informed the health department in a press release.The test positivity rate was jumped to 8.2 per cent.

The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Thiruvananthapuram-1116, Ernakulam-1086, Kozhikode-551, Thrissur-437, Kollam, 302, Kannur-289, Kottayam-289, Pathanamthitta-261, Alappuzha-223, Malappuram-210, Palakkad-201, Idukki-142, Wayanad-118 and Kasaragod-71.

A total of 64,577 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.

1,07,164 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 1,04,730 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 2,434 people are in hospitals. 240 people were taken to hospitals on Friday.

Among the 27,859 active Covid cases reported, only 8.7 percent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.

Along with 35 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 154 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. With this, the death toll climbed to 49,305 in the state.

76 of the new COVID patients were returned from outside the state. 4,896 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 276 patients remains unidentified. 48 health workers also tested positive for Covid-19.

Meanwhile, 2,404 recoveries were also reported in the state.

The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram-655, Kollam-30, Pathanamthitta-220, Alappuzha-86, Kottayam-283, Idukki-58, Ernakulam-230, Thrissur-261, Palakkad-63, Malappuram-53, Kozhikode-267, Wayanad-30, Kannur-136 and Kasaragod-32.

51,95,497 people were recovered from the disease so far.

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