With fewer tests, Kerala reports 3,459 new Covid-19 cases; test positivity rate at 10.30 percent


33,579 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. 5,215 recoveries were reported. 17 deaths have been confirmed.

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 3,459 fresh Covid cases on Monday, informed Health Minister K. K. Shailaja in a press statement. The test positivity rate was recorded at 10.30 percent.

The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Malappuram – 516, Kozhikode – 432, Ernakulam – 424, Kottayam – 302, Thiruvananthapuram – 288, Thrissur – 263, Alappuzha – 256, Kollam – 253, Pathanamthitta – 184, Kannur – 157, Palakkad – 145, Idukki – 114, Wayanad – 84 and Kasaragod – 41.

None of the UK returnee tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. So far, 77 UK returnees tested positive for the virus infection. 57 of them have recovered. 10 among the patients have been identified with the mutant virus strain.

33,579 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. The test positivity rate is at 10.30 percent. So far, 96,59,492 samples have been tested across various priority groups.

17 deaths have been confirmed in the last 24 hours. The total number of deaths in the state has reached 3,760.

47 of the coronavirus patients came from outside the state. 3,136 people have contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 247 persons remains unidentified.

The district-wise statistics of contact cases: Malappuram – 504, Kozhikode – 412, Ernakulam – 410, Kottayam – 279, Thiruvananthapuram – 202, Thrissur – 255, Alappuzha – 248, Kollam – 247, Pathanamthitta – 158, Kannur – 134, Palakkad – 64, Idukki – 109, Wayanad – 82 and Kasaragod – 32.

29 health workers also tested positive. Among them, 9 were from Kannur, 5 from Kozhikode, 4 from Thrissur, 3 from Thiruvananthapuram 2 each from Kollam and Wayanad and 1 each from Pathanamthitta Kottayam, Ernakulam and Palakkad.

5,215 recoveries were reported on Monday. The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram – 255, Kollam – 332, Pathanamthitta – 266, Alappuzha – 493, Kottayam – 681, Idukki – 193, Ernakulam – 908, Thrissur – 523, Palakkad – 273, Malappuram – 517, Kozhikode – 390, Wayanad – 126, Kannur – 181 and Kasaragod – 77.

There are 69,207 active Covid cases in the state. 8,59,421 people have recovered from the disease.

There are 2,18,909 people under observation in the state. Out of this, 2,07,791 are under home/ institutional quarantine and 11,118 people are in hospitals. 1,205 people were taken to hospitals on Monday.

4 areas have been added to the hotspot list on Monday while 3 regions have been removed from the list. There are currently 376 hotspots in the state.

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