Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 1,791 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, informed the health department in a press release. The test positivity rate was increased to 5.57 per cent.
The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Ernakulam-318, Thiruvananthapuram-205, Kottayam-190, Thrissur-150, Idukki-145, Kollam-139, Kozhikode-127, Wayanad-79, Alappuzha-72, Pathanamthitta-71, Palakkad-70, Malappuram-67, Kannur-58, and Kasaragod- 35.
A total of 32,135 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.
64,077 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 62,912 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 1,165 people are in hospitals. 172 people were taken to hospitals on Sunday.
Among the 12,677 active Covid cases reported, only 9 per cent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.
Along with 4 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 7 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. Apart from this, 100 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 66,374 in the state.
Among the new patients, 8 were returned from outside the state. 1,692 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 74 patients remains unidentified. 17 health workers also tested positive for COVID-19.
Meanwhile, 1,871 recoveries were also reported in the state.
The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram- 211, Kollam- 220, Pathanamthitta-120, Alappuzha-126, Kottayam-100, Idukki- 111, Ernakulam-377, Thrissur- 102, Palakkad- 30, Malappuram- 76, Kozhikode- 197, Wayanad- 56, Kannur- 113 and Kasaragod- 32.
64,35,236 people were recovered from the disease so far.