Kerala reports record 1,608 COVID-19 positive cases on Saturday; 7 patients succumb to pandemic

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This is the third consecutive day that Kerala reported over 1,500 cases

Kerala’s COVID-19 cases are on the rise and the state reported the highest single day hike of 1,608 positive cases on Saturday. As many as 7 persons succumbed to the pandemic in the past 24 hours.

As many as 803 recovered in the state in the past 24 hours, the Health Department said in a statement.

With 7 patients succumbing to the disease, the state's COVID death toll has risen to 146.

This is the third consecutive day that Kerala reported over 1,500 cases. On Friday, the number of positive cases stood at 1,569 and on Thursday, it was 1,564 cases.

Of the new cases, 1,409 contracted the disease through contact and the source of infection of 112 among them is unknown.

As many as 74 infected persons came from abroad while 90 came from other states.

The state recorded 42,885 COVID-19 cases so far, out of which 27,779 persons recovered. The remaining 14,891 patients are under treatment at various hospitals.

As many as 31 health workers contracted the virus too. They include 19 in Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram (6), and 1 each in Pathanamthitta, Ernakulam, Alappuzha, Palakkad, Wayanad and Kasaragod districts. Four INHS employees from Ernakulam too have contracted the virus.

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