Kozhikode records 3,344 fresh COVID cases

A file photo of a health worker collecting swab sample for COVID-19 test from a child.   | Photo Credit: K. MURALI KUMAR

Even as the vaccination rate is going up, there is no decline in the number of COVID-19 cases being reported in Kozhikode district. The district recorded 3,344 fresh cases and a test positivity rate of 22.13% on Friday when 15,385 people were tested. District Medical Officer (DMO) V. Jayasree said that two of the new patients had come from abroad recently and seven from other States while five were health workers.

Meanwhile, 1,635 people were cured and discharged from various treatment facilities. The district’s active caseload is 36,130. As many as 10,1125 people are under observation.

A total of 25,46,611 people in the district have been vaccinated. Of these,18,61,300 have been administered only the first dose, while 6,85,311 have received the second dose.

COVID hospitals in the district are fully prepared to accommodate more patients. Of the 2,865 beds in the 66 COVID hospitals in the district, 1,205 are vacant, besides 85 ICU beds, 39 ventilators and 457 beds with oxygen supply, the DMO said. This is apart from the 417 vacant beds in first-line treatment centres, 145 beds in second-line treatment centres and 1,473 beds in domiciliary care centres.

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