Spike continues as Kerala reports highest ever 722 COVID-19 cases on Thursday

It is for the first time that Kerala is recording over 700 coronavirus cases on single day. 481 developed the disease through contact while sources of 34 are yet to be traced.

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported a record 722 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the highest single day number ever in the state, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a press meet here. He was speaking to the media after the COVID review meeting.

It is for the first time that Kerala is recording over 700 coronavirus cases on single day. Moreover, the total number of coronavirus cases reported in the state crossed the 10,000 mark.

Out of the total COVID positive cases, 481 developed the disease through contact. infection sources of 34 are yet to be traced. Meanwhile, 228 patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours.

Out of the total cases, 157 came from abroad, 62 came from other states. Moreover, 12 health workers and 5 BSF and 3 ITBP personnel also tested positive.

Kerala also reported two COVID-19 deaths. Aneesh (39) of Thrissur, Muhamamd Saleeh, (25) of Kannur are the two casualties.

Out of the total positive cases, Thiruvananthapuram has the most number of cases with 339, Ernakulam -57, Kollam – 42, Malappuram – 42, Pathanamthitta – 39, Kozhikode – 33, Thrissur – 32, Idukki – 26, Palakkad – 25, Kannur – 23, Alappuzha – 20, Kasaragod – 18, Wayanad – 13 and Kottayam – 13.

Among the 228 recoveries, 1 is from Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam - 17, Pathanamthitta – 18, Alappuzha – 13, Kottayam – 7, Idukki – 6, Ernakulam – 7, Thrissur – 8, Palakkad – 72, Malappuram – 37, Kozhikode – 10, Wayanad – 1, Kannur – 8 and Kasaragod – 23.

A total of 16,052 samples were sent for tests in the last 24 hours. At present, 1,83,900 people are under observation out of which 5,432 have been admitted to hospitals. 804 people were taken to hospitals on Thursday.

So far, Kerala has recorded 10,275 COVID-19 cases out of which 5,372 are undergoing treatment. So far, 2,68,128 samples have been sent for testing. Out of this, results of 7,797 samples are awaited. The number of hotspots in the state increased to 271.

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