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Kerala logs 1,875 new COVID-19 cases

A health worker in protective suit stands near a mobile COVID-19 testing kiosk in Kochi.   | Photo Credit: AP

Kerala reported 1,875 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday when 44,675 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, taking the State’s cumulative case burden ever since the pandemic began to 11,04,228 cases.

The test positivity rate, which had been remaining steady below 4% for the past few days registered 4.2% on Sunday.

With 2,251 recoveries being reported, the active case pool dipped to 24,620 cases. The cumulative recoveries reported by the State ever since the pandemic began has risen to 10,74,805.

Kerala logs 1,875 new COVID-19 cases
 

13 deaths

The addition of 13 new deaths which took place in the past few days to the official list of COVID fatalities on Sunday took the State’s cumulative toll till date to 4,495. Thiruvananthapuram reported five deaths, Kozhikode three, while one death each was reported in Kollam, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, and Ernakulam. The number of critically ill patients who are currently being treated in ICUs came down to 444 on Sunday, according to official reports.

Of the 1,875 new cases, 1,676 cases are believed to be locally acquired infections, through the contact with other infected persons. This include infections reported in five healthcare workers. In 58 cases, the Health Department has reported a history of travel to other States. No history of travel or contact with infected persons are reported or known in the case of 141 infections.

Among districts, Kozhikode reported the maximum number of new cases with 241, Kannur 182, Thrissur 173, Kollam 158, Thiruvananthapuram 155, Ernakulam 154, Kottayam 144, Malappuram 139, Pathanamthitta 115, Idukki 112, Alappuzha 108, Kasaragod 79, Palakkad 77, and Wayanad 38 cases.


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