Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 20,367 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the state’s total to 35,33,918.
1,52,521 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, with a test positivity rate of 13.35%. So far, 2,83,79,940 samples have been sent for testing (including the augmented sample).
A total of 20,265 people were cured of the infection, bringing the total number of recoveries to 33,37,579.
According to a press release from Health Minister Veena George, the number of active cases has reached 1,78,166. For the past 37 days, the caseload has remained above one lakh.
The state’s death toll has risen to 17,654 after 139 deaths were reported on Saturday.
83 of the positive cases were health workers, 86 were from outside the state, and 19,221 were infected through contact. It is unknown what caused 977 of them to become infected.
The COVID-19 treatment protocol in Kerala has been revised, and a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is expected. According to Health Minister Veena George, this is the protocol’s fourth revision.
Treatment will be provided in accordance with triage guidelines after classifying patients into A, B, and C categories based on mild, moderate, and severe symptoms.
In total, 4,91,491 people are being watched in various districts. 4,62,411 are being quarantined at home or in institutions, while 29,080 are in hospitals.
On Saturday, 2,510 people were admitted to hospitals.
In Kerala, the Weekly Infection Population Ratio (WIPR) is greater than ten in 266 wards.