Kerala records highest single-day tally of 1564 Covid-19 positive cases

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Locally transmitted cases of coronavirus are inreasing steadily in Kerala raising concerns in the health circles in the state. 

Kerala recorded the highest single-day tally of 1564 Covid-19 positive cases on Thursday, August 13, according to data shared by Health Minister K K Shyalaja.

She said in a statement that 1380 out of 1564 cases detected in the last 24 hours were locally transmitted cases and the contact source of 98 was not traceable. 60 are returnees from overseas and 100 from other states. At the same time, 766 patients have recovered from the disease.

Three deaths were also reported in the state on Thursday. The deceased are Lizzie Sajan (55) from Thiruvananthapuram district, Radhakrishnan (80) from Kozhikode district and Abdul Rahman (63) from Malappuram district. With this, the Covid related death toll in the State has risen to 129.

 434 persons from Thiruvananthapuram district, 202 each in Palakkad and Malappuram districts, 115 from Ernakulam district, 98 in Kozhikode district, 79 from Kasaragod district, 75 each in Pathanamthitta and Thrissur districts, 74 from Kollam district, 72 in Alappuzha district, 53 from Kottayam district, 31 in Idukki district and 27 each from Kannur and Wayanad districts are those who tested positive for Coronavirus on Thursday.  

The district-wise statistics of those infected through contact are 428 in Thiruvananthapuram district, 180 in Malappuram district, 159 in Palakkad district, 109 in Ernakulam district, 83 in Kozhikode district, 73 in Thrissur district, 71 in Kasargod district, 64 in Kollam district, 59 in Alappuzha district, 44 in Pathanamthitta district, 43 in Kottayam district, 27 in Wayanad district, 21 in Kannur district and 19 in Idukki district.

15 healthcare workers were among those infected on Thursday, five in Thiruvananthapuram district, four in Malappuram district, two each in Pathanamthitta and Kozhikode districts, and one each in Kannur and Kasaragod districts. Five ITBP personnel in Alappuzha district and four INHS personnel in Ernakulam district are among those infected. 

The details of those who recovered from the disease and tested negative are 197 persons from Thiruvananthapuram district, 109 in Ernakulam district, 73 from Kollam district, 70 in Alappuzha district, 67 from Palakkad district, 61 in Malappuram district, 47 from Thrissur district, 30 in Wayanad district, 28 from Kasaragod district, 25 in Kannur district, 22 from Idukki district, 17 in Kottayam district, 12 from Kozhikode district and eight in Pathanamthitta district. Till date, 25,692 persons have been cured of Covid and 13,839 patients are still undergoing treatment. 

There are currently 1,53,061 people under observation in various districts of the state. Of those, 1,40,378 are under home or institutional quarantine and 12,683 are in hospitals. 1,670 persons were admitted to the hospital today.

 The numbers of tests being conducted daily have been increased. 31,270 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. A total of 10,87,722 samples have so far been sent for testing and the results of 5,999 samples are yet to come. 1,43,085 samples were collected from priority groups, including health workers, guest workers, and people with greater public exposure as part of the Sentinel Surveillance and 1,193 results are still awaited.

 There are 16 new hotspots in the State while 12 were excluded from the list taking the total number of hotspots to 544.

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