Alarming rise in Covid-19 cases in Kerala after Onam festival

South India

Eleven recent deaths in the State were confirmed today as due to Covid taking the death toll to 326.

Covid-19 was confirmed in 2,479 persons in Kerala on Friday, September 4, as per Minister for Health, K K Shailaja.

A total of 2,255 are cases of local transmission and the source of infection in 149 cases was not traceable. 59 of the cases are in returnees from foreign countries and 71 are from other states. At the same time, 2,716 patients under treatment for the disease have recovered on Friday.  

Eleven recent deaths in the State were confirmed today as due to Covid taking the death toll to 326. Raphael (78) & Shibin (39) from Thrissur district, Amina (95) & Muhammad (73) from Malappuram district, Abdul Rahman (60) from Kasargod district, Vasudevan (83) & Santosh Kumar (45) from Kannur district; Ravidas (69), Sabariar (65) & Sulaja (56) from Thiruvananthapuram district and Bushra Beevi (61) from Kollam district are the deceased. More deaths will be confirmed after further tests at NIV, Alappuzha. 

The district-wise figures for the new active cases are 477 in Thiruvananthapuram district, 274 from Ernakulam district, 248 from Kollam district, 236 from Kasargod district, 204 from Thrissur district, 178 each in Kottayam and Malappuram districts, 167 from Kozhikode district, 141 from Pathanamthitta district, 115 in Kannur district, 106 from Alappuzha district, 84 from Wayanad district, 42 in Palakkad district and 29 from Idukki district. 

The details of the people infected through contact are 463 from Thiruvananthapuram district, 267 in Ernakulam district, 241 from Kollam district, 225 in Kasaragod district, 177 from Kottayam district, 169 in Malappuram district, 155 from Kozhikode district, 140 in Thrissur district, 102 from Kannur district, 99 in Pathanamthitta district, 91 from Alappuzha district, 68 in Wayanad district, 36 from Palakkad district and 22 in Idukki district. 

In all 34 healthcare workers were also infected with Coronavirus. They are 10 in Thiruvananthapuram district, eight in Kannur district, five each in Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha districts, four in Ernakulam district and one each in Kollam and Thrissur districts. 60 people at the A R camp in Thrissur district were among those infected.

 A total of 426 patients from Thiruvananthapuram district, 114 in Kollam district, 105 from Pathanamthitta district, 438 in Alappuzha district, 117 from Kottayam district, 26 in Idukki district, 185 from Ernakulam district, 140 in Thrissur district, 93 from Palakkad district, 627 in Malappuram district, 272 from Kozhikode district, 28 in Wayanad district, 73 from Kannur district and 72 in Kasaragod district are those who tested negative today. 

So far 60,448 persons have been cured of Covid while 21,268 patients are still undergoing treatment. At present, there are a total of 1,97,937 people under observation across the state, 1,80,743 under home or institutional quarantine and 17,194 in hospitals. 1,750 persons were hospitalised today. 

As many as 36,310 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. Till now, a total of 17,92,330 samples have been sent for testing, including 1,81,683 samples from high-risk groups as part of Sentinel Surveillance. 

16 new places were demarcated as hotspots today and 28 were excluded. Currently, there are 557 hotspots in Kerala.


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