Kerala logs 51,739 new COVID cases, TPR at 44.60 pc


Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 51,739 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, informed the health department in a press release. The test positivity was recorded as 44.60 per cent.

The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Ernakulam-9708, Thiruvananthapuram- 7675,Kozhikode-5001,Kollam-4511, Thrissur-3934, Kottayam-3834, Palakkad-3356, Malappuram-2855, Alappuzha-2291, Kannur-2152, Pathanamthitta-2063,Idukki-1986,Wayanad-1344 and Kasaragod-1029.

A total of 1,16,003 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

4,68,717 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 4,57,490 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 11,227 people are in hospitals. 1301 people were taken to hospitals on Thursday.

Among the 3,09,489 active Covid cases reported, only 3.6 per cent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.

Along with 11 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 57 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. Apart from this, 85 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 52,434 in the state.

Among the new patients, 237 were returned from outside the state. 47,490 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 3548 patients remains unidentified. 464 health workers also tested positive for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, 42,653 recoveries were also reported in the state.

The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram-5814, Kollam-2940, Pathanamthitta-548, Alappuzha-1264, Kottayam-3275, Idukki-616, Ernakulam-12102, Thrissur-4989, Palakkad-1895, Malappuram-1897, Kozhikode-4012, Wayanad-810, Kannur-1973 and Kasaragod-517.

54,63,960 people were recovered from the disease so far.

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