Kerala reports 52,199 new covid cases, along with 335 deaths, TPR at 41.88 %

Kerala reported 51,199 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, informed the health department in a press release. The test positivity was recorded as 41.88 per cent. The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Ernakulam-11224, Thiruvananthapuram- 5701, Thrissur-4843, Kozhikode-4602, Kottayam-4192, Kollam-3828, Malappuram-3268, Alappuzha-2939, Palakkad-2598, Pathanamthitta-2475, Kannur-2295, Idukki-1757, Wayanad-1602 and Kasaragod-875.

A total of 1,24,611 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. 5,32,051 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 5,20,612 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 11,439 people are in hospitals. 1,277 people were taken to hospitals on Wednesday. Among the 3,77,823 active Covid cases reported, only 3% of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.

Along with 29 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 335 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. Apart from this, 136 more deaths recorded late due to the delay in obtaining the documents were also added to the list of COVID deaths. With this, the death toll climbed to 56,100 in the state. Among the new patients, 3,033 were returned from outside the state. 44,956 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 3,740 patients remains unidentified. 470 health workers also tested positive for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, 41,715 recoveries were also reported in the state. The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram-2175, Kollam-3900, Pathanamthitta-1810, Alappuzha-2406, Kottayam-3043, Idukki-1267, Ernakulam-11021, Thrissur-2010, Palakkad-3504, Malappuram-2095, Kozhikode-4114, Wayanad-1110, Kannur-2333, and Kasaragod-937. 56,95,091 people were recovered from the disease so far.

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