Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 20,452 new Covid cases on Friday, according to a press release from the state health department. With 114 new deaths, the death toll reached 18,394. The test positivity rate was 14.35 percent.
Malappuram-3010, Kozhikode-2426, Ernakulam-2388, Thrissur-2384, Palakkad-1930, Kannur-1472, Kollam-1378, Thiruvananthapuram-1070, Kottayam-1032, Alappuzha-998, Pathanamthitta-719, Kasaragod-600, Wayanad-547, Idukki-498
In the last 24 hours, 1,42,501 samples were tested. In total, 2,91,95,758 samples were sent for testing, including routine samples, sentinel samples, CBNAAT, Truenat, POCT, PCR, RTLAMP, and antigen.
63 new COVID patients were returned from out of state. Through contact, the virus infected 19,328 people. The source of infection for 960 patients has yet to be identified.
Malappuram-2961, Kozhikode-2396, Ernakulam-2334, Thrissur-2358, Palakkad-1319, Kannur-1390, Kollam-1370, Thiruvananthapuram- 967, Kottayam-963, Alappuzha-968, Pathanamthitta-693, Kasaragod-589, Wayanad-531, and Idukki-489 are the district
A total of 101 health workers tested positive for Covid-19. Thirty were from Kannur, 15 from Palakkad, ten from Thrissur, eight from Kollam, seven from Wayanad, five from Pathanamthitta, four from Alappuzha, three from Kozhikode, two each from Idukki, Ernakulam, and Malappuram, and one from Kottayam.
In the meantime, the state reported 16,856 recoveries.
Thiruvananthapuram-852, Kollam-947, Pathanamthitta-426, Alappuzha-1165, Kottayam-957, Idukki-179, Ernakulam-2103, Thrissur-2679, Palakkad-1608, Malappuram-2167, Kozhikode-1772, Wayanad-280, Kannur-1003, and Kasaragod-718 are the district statistics for recover
With this, the number of active cases in the state surpassed 180,000. So far, 34,53,174 people have recovered from the disease.
In the state, 4,90,836 people are currently being monitored. There are 4,62,416 people under home/institutional quarantine, and 28,420 are in hospitals. On Friday, 2,364 people were taken to hospitals.