Active COVID-19 cases cross 4,000-mark in Kozhikode

Active COVID-19 cases in Kozhikode district crossed the 4,000-mark on Sunday after 536 more people tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. As many as 4,108 people are under treatment here now.

The District Medical Officer said in a release that 485 people got the infection through local transmission. The source was unknown in 32 cases. Twelve persons had returned from other States and seven from abroad. As many as 240 people recovered from the infection too.

The number of local transmission cases in Kozhikode Corporation rose to 195, of whom four are health workers. Beypore alone has 80 cases, Vadakara 42 and Feroke 23. In a separate release, the Kozhikode Corporation said that 979 antigen tests were conducted within the civic body and 136 people were tested positive for the virus.

In Malappuram

COVID-19 cases continued to spike in Malappuram district as 483 people tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on Sunday. The number of active cases shot up to 3,537 in the district.

While 447 of the new cases were infected through local contacts, six came from other States and three from abroad. There were nine health workers among the newly confirmed cases.

The source of infection could not be traced in 18 cases. There were 388 recoveries in the district on Sunday.

In Palakkad

As many as 289 people tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in Palakkad on Sunday, and 178 of them got the infection through local contacts.

A first-line treatment centre (FLTC) began functioning at Attappady on Sunday. Agali panchayat president Sreelakshmi Sreekumar inaugurated the FLTC with 200 beds at APJ Abdul Kalam International Tribal School at Pattimalam, Agali.

In Thrissur

As many as 322 people tested positive for SARS-COV-2 in Thrissur on Sunday. There are 2,822 people under treatment in various hospitals. According to an official release, 210 people were discharged from various hospitals. Of these, 320 people contracted the disease through contact. The source of infection of five persons could not be traced. There are 9,879 people in home quarantine.

In Kannur

Kannur district reported 242 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday. Of these, 216 are local transmission cases. Fourteen health workers were among those who were infected.

In Kasaragod

In Kasaragod, 208 more people turned positive for SARS-CoV-2 on Sunday. Among them, 203 people contracted the disease through contact.

In Wayanad

As many as 97 people tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in Wayanad district on Sunday.

Of the total cases reported on the day, 89 persons were infected through contact. While five persons came from other States, three returned from abroad.

The district has so far reported 2,616 COVID-19 cases. Of these, 1,953 have recovered from the disease, including 53 persons on the day. As many as 3,372 persons are under observation.

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