Kerala records highest single day spike of 2,543 COVID-19 cases; 7 people succumb to pandemic

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Of the total positive cases, 2,260 contracted the disease through contacts and the contact source of 229 patients is yet to be identified

Kerala recorded over 2,500 COVID-19 positive cases for the first time in the state on Friday indicating the efforts by the state government to contain the pandemic is not yielding the desired result.

As many as 2,543 positive cases have been reported in the past 24 hours and as many as 2,097 patients recovered, said a government release.

Seven coronavirus patients succumbed in the past 24 hours taking the total death toll to 274 so far.

Of the total positive cases, 2,260 contracted the disease through contacts and the contact source of 229 patients is yet to be identified.

Of the total positive cases confirmed on Friday, 75 patients came from abroad and 156 are from other states.

As many as 52 health workers are also among those tested positive for the pandemic.

Among the districts, Thiruvananthapuram tops the table with 532 positive cases followed by Malappuram (298), Alappuzha (286), Ernakulam (207), Thrissur (189), Kozhikkode (174), Kasarkode (157) and Kollam (156).

As many as 23,111 patients are undergoing treatment at various COVID-19 care centres in the state at present and 45,848 people recovered so far.

 

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