With 7,555 new infections, Kerala sees dip in daily COVID cases
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 7,555 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, informed the health department in a press release. With 74 new fatalities, the death toll mounted to 26,865. The test positivity rate was recorded at 10.38 percent.
The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Thrissur-998, Ernakulam-975, Thiruvananthapuram-953, Kozhikode-746, Kottayam-627, Kollam-604, Kannur-446, Malappuram-414, Pathanamthitta- 377, Idukki-365, Palakkad-345, Alappuzha-303, Wayanad-271 and Kasaragod-131.
A total of 73,157 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. The local bodies have been categorised on the basis of the weekly infection population ratio (WIPR). WIPR is above 10 in 211 wards of 158 local self-government bodies.
3,11,361 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 3,01,156 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 10,205 people are in hospitals. 901 people were taken to hospitals on Sunday.
Among the 87,593 active Covid cases reported, only 10 percent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.
44 of the new COVID patients were returned from outside the state. 7162 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 278 patients remains unidentified. 71 health workers also tested positive for Covid-19.
Meanwhile, 10,773 recoveries were also reported in the state. The district-wise statistics of recoveries:
Thiruvananthapuram –1213, Kollam-549, Pathanamthitta-746, Alappuzha-546, Kottayam-546, Idukki-613, Ernakulam-1671, Thrissur-1172, Palakkad-681, Malappuram-907, Kozhikode-977, Wayanad-420, Kannur-601 and Kasaragod-131.
47,39,270 people were recovered from the disease so far.