Kerala on Tuesday, September 22, recorded 4,125 new cases of Covid 19, taking the total patients under treatment to 40,382.
Briefing reporters in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that 3,463 persons of the total affected on Tuesday were infected through contact and the source of infection of 412 was unknown.
He said that 87 healthcare workers were among those infected and 3,007 patients recovered from the disease on Tuesday. The Chief Minister said that the state saw 19 covid-19 deaths and the total deaths now stood at 572.
The district-wise figures for the positive cases are Thiruvananthapuram 681, Malappuram 444, Ernakulam 406, Alappuzha 403, Kozhikode 394, Thrissur 369, Kollam 347, Palakkad 242, Pathanamthitta 207, Kasargod 197, Kottayam 169, Kannur 143, Wayanad 81 and Idukki 42. 33 of those diagnosed today have come back from foreign countries and 122, from other states.
Vijayan said that the outbreak was serious situation in the capital district, which has the highest number of cases. The capital city accounts for 18 per cent of the active cases in the State and 32 per cent of total deaths. Protests and crowding continue without any control and this is contributing to the spread of the virus, he said. Political parties should behave responsibly and follow Covid protocol while protesting,” the Chief Minister added.
The count for the contact cases from the districts are Thiruvananthapuram 656, Malappuram 431, Ernakulam 379, Alappuzha 365, Kozhikode 383, Thrissur 352, Kollam 341, Palakkad 240, Kasaragod 176, Kottayam 163, Pathanamthitta 159, Kannur 117, Wayanad 75 and Idukki 38.
The infected healthcare workers from the districts are Thiruvananthapuram 23, Kannur 17, Kasaragod 15, Thrissur 13, Ernakulam 10, Alappuzha 4, Malappuram 3 and Pathanamthitta 2. Eight INHS personnel in Ernakulam District were also infected by Coronavirus.
A total of 2,20,270 persons are under observation in the state (1,94,488 under home or institutional quarantine and 25,782 in hospitals).