Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 16,338 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, informed the health department in a press release. The test positivity rate was jumped to 23.68 per cent.
The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Thiruvananthapuram- 3,556, Ernakulam-3,198, Kozhikode-1,567, Thrissur-1,389, Kottayam-1,103, Kollam-892, Kannur-787, Pathanamthitta-774, Malappuram-708, Palakkad-703, Alappuzha-588, Idukki-462, Kasaragod-371, Wayanad-240.
A total of 68,791 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.
1,72,295 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 1,68,657 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 3,638 people are in hospitals. 545 people were taken to hospitals on Friday.
Among the 76,819 active Covid cases reported, only 4.4 per cent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.
Along with 20 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 179 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. With this, the death toll climbed to 50,568 in the state.
135 of the new COVID patients were returned from outside the state. 15,228 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 859 patients remains unidentified. 116 health workers also tested positive for Covid-19.
Meanwhile, 3,848 recoveries were also reported in the state.
The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram-572, Kollam-32, Pathanamthitta-329, Alappuzha-144, Kottayam-313, Idukki-203, Ernakulam-976, Thrissur-185, Palakkad-157, Malappuram-120, Kozhikode-399, Wayanad-66, Kannur-215 and Kasaragod-137.
52,14,862 people were recovered from the disease so far.