Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 28,481 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, informed the health department in a press release. Triggering panic, the test positivity rate was jumped to 35.27 per cent.
The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Thiruvananthapuram- 6,911, Ernakulam-4,013, Kozhikode-2,967, Thrissur-2,622, Kottayam-1,758, Kollam-1,604, Palakkad-1,546, Malappuram-1,375, Pathanamthitta-1,328, Kannur-1,170, Alappuzha-1,087, Idukki-969, Kasaragod-606 and Wayanad-525.
A total of 80,740 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.
2,69,422 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 2,64,003 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 5,419 people are in hospitals. 944 people were taken to hospitals on Tuesday.
Among the 1,42,512 active Covid cases reported, only 3.4 per cent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.
Along with 39 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 83 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. With this, the death toll climbed to 51,026 in the state.
165 of the new COVID patients were returned from outside the state. 27,522 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 579 patients remains unidentified. 215 health workers also tested positive for Covid-19.
Meanwhile, 5,280 recoveries were also reported in the state.
The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram-785, Kollam-989, Pathanamthitta-558, Alappuzha-119, Kottayam-159, Idukki-283, Ernakulam-2468, Thrissur-209, Palakkad-222, Malappuram-174, Kozhikode-574, Wayanad-137, Kannur-391 and Kasaragod-235.
52,36,013 people were recovered from the disease so far.