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State has more recoveries than new cases

Even as COVID-19 transmission continues unabated, Wednesday brought some respite when the State registered more recoveries than new infections.

While the number of new cases reported on Wednesday was 1,195, the number of recoveries was 1,234.

The cumulative case burden now stands at 29,151, while the number of patients undergoing treatment in various hospitals is 11,492. The total number of recoveries so far has been 17, 533.

Seven more deaths — three in Kozhikode and one each in Kollam, Kannur, Kasaragod and Ernakulam — were confirmed as COVID-19 deaths, taking the toll to 94.

Of the 1,195 new cases, 1,004 are locally acquired infections. The source of infection is yet to be ascertained in 79 of these cases. The number of health-care workers affected on Wednesday was 13.

The new cases reported in districts are Thiruvananthapuram 274, Malappuram 167, Kasaragod 128, Ernakulam 120, Alappuzha 108, Thrissur 86, Kannur 61, Kottayam 51, Kozhikode 39, Palakkad 41, Idukki 39, Pathanamthitta 37, Kollam 30 and Wayanad 14.

The number of people in quarantine now is over 1.47 lakh, of whom 11,167 are isolated in hospitals as they have mild COVID-like symptoms.

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