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Kerala Records 38,607 New Covid Cases; 48 Deaths

T'puram: A total of 38,607 new Covid-19 cases were reported in Kerala on Thursday. 48 deaths also were reported. Test positivity rate was recorded at 24.5. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan informed this in a press meet held here after the Covid review meeting on Thursday. The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Ernakulam – 5369, Kozhikode – 4990, Thrissur – 3954, Thiruvananthapuram – 3940, Malappuram – 3857, Kottayam – 3616, Palakkad – 2411, Kollam – 2058, Alappuzha – 2043, Kannur – 1999, Pathanamthitta –1245, Idukki – 1153, Kasaragod – 1063 and Wayanad – 909. 1,57,548 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. In total, 1,56,50,037 samples including routine sample, sentinel sample, CBNAAT, Truenat, POCT, PCR, RTLAMP, antigen were sent for the tests. None of the UK, South Africa or Brazil returnees tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. So far, 108 people returned from UK, 7 from South Africa and 1 from Brazil tested positive for the virus infection. 112 of them have recovered. So far, 11 patients have been identified with the mutant virus strain. 48 deaths were confirmed due to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. The total number of deaths in the state has touched 5,259. Test results from Alappuzha NIV are awaited to confirm other suspected Covid deaths. 300 of the coronavirus patients came from outside the state. 35,577 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 2,620 persons remains unidentified. The district-wise statistics of contact cases: Ernakulam – 5217, Kozhikode – 4811, Thrissur – 3922, Thiruvananthapuram – 3439, Malappuram – 3648, Kottayam – 3211, Palakkad – 1239, Kollam – 2050, Alappuzha – 2033, Kannur – 1813, Pathanamthitta –1160, Idukki – 1121, Kasaragod – 1025 and Wayanad – 888. 110 health workers also tested positive for Covid on Thursday. Among them, 21 were from Kannur, 14 from Kottayam, 12 from Thiruvananthapuram, 11 from Kasaragod, 10 each from Pathanamthitta, Palakkad and Wayanad, 5 each from Thrissur and Ernakulam, 4 from Malappuram, 3 each from Kollam and Kozhikode and 2 from Idukki. 21,116 recoveries were also reported in the state. The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram – 1572, Kollam – 1384, Pathanamthitta – 611, Alappuzha – 1853, Kottayam – 6137, Idukki – 349, Ernakulam – 1293, Thrissur – 1361, Palakkad – 931, Malappuram – 999, Kozhikode – 2577, Wayanad – 305, Kannur – 1045 and Kasaragod – 699. There are 2,84,086 active Covid-19 cases in the state. 12,44,301 people have recovered from the disease. 5,93,840 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 5,69,831 are under home/institutional quarantine and 24,009 people are in hospitals. 4,423 people were taken to hospitals on Thursday. 19 new hotspots were identified on Thursday while no place was removed from the list. Currently, there are 616 hotspots in the state.

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