Kerala positive; Contact cases show a steep increase in Kerala

Kerala on Sunday reported 821 positive cases of which 75 per cent were infected through contact. The capital district of Thiruvananthapuranm continued to record the largest number of infected people with 222 people reporting positive on Sunday.

Of the 629 people infected through contact, 203 cases were reported in Thiruvananthapuram, 84 in Ernakulam, 70 in Palakkad and 61 in Kollam.  State health Minister K K Shylaja said that the source of infection of 43 cases was unknown.

Two deaths were also reported in the state – one in Kasaragod district and another in Ernakulam district. The Covid related death toll in the State now stands at 42.

When 222 positive cases were reported in Thiruvananthapuram district, Ernakulam district resorced  98, Palakkad district 81, Kollam district 75, Thrissur district 61, Kasaragod district 57, Alappuzha district 52, Idukki district 49, Pathanamthitta district 35, Kozhikode district 32, Malappuram district 22, Kottayam district 20, Kannur district 13 and one case was reported in Wayanad district.

The district-wise details of the contact cases are 203 in Thiruvananthapuram district, 84 from Ernakulam district, 70 in Palakkad district, 61 from Kollam district, 48 in Kasaragod district, 34 from Alappuzha district, 28 in Idukki district, 27 from Thrissur district, 26 in Kozhikode district, 24 from Pathanamthitta district, 12 in Kottayam district, 10 from Malappuram district and two in Kannur district.

Of the healthcare workers infected, six are from Thiruvananthapuram district, four from Ernakulam district and one each from Idukki, Kozhikode and Kasaragod districts.

Meanwhile, the test results of 172 patients who were undergoing treatment came out negative on Sunday. So far 5,373 patients have been cured of Covid and 7,063 patients are still under treatment for the infection in the State, Shylaja said.

During the last 24 hours, 18,267 samples were tested. Till now, a total of 5,32,505 samples have been sent for testing and the results of 5,060 samples are yet to come. Of these, 96,288 samples collected from priority groups such as health workers, guest workers and people with more social exposure as part of Sentinel Surveillance and 91,566 samples were negative.

 

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