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Kerala reports 8,516 new Covid cases today

Kerala, on Wednesday, reported 8,516 Covid-19 cases. 7,473 contracted the virus through contact. Among them, the infection source of 879 cases is unknown.28 deaths were also confirmed today taking the Covid death toll to 1587. 8,206 recoveries were also reported on Wednesday. 71,270 samples were tested in past 24 hours.

Positive cases
Ernakulam – 1197, Thrissur – 1114, Kozhikode – 951, Kollam – 937, Malappuram – 784, Alappuzha – 765, Thiruvananthapuram – 651, Kottayam – 571, Palakkad – 453, Kannur – 370, Idukki – 204, Pathanamthitta – 186, Kasaragod – 182 and Wayanad – 151.

Contact cases 
Ernakulam – 936, Thrissur – 1095, Kozhikode – 908, Kollam – 925, Malappuram – 703, Alappuzha – 726, Thiruvananthapuram – 481, Kottayam – 564, Palakkad – 235, Kannur – 295, Idukki – 176, Pathanamthitta – 126, Kasaragod – 171 and Wayanad – 132.

Negative cases
Thiruvananthapuram – 881, Kollam – 769, Pathanamthitta – 286, Alappuzha – 672, Kottayam – 470, Idukki – 90, Ernakulam – 1078, Thrissur – 936, Palakkad – 583, Malappuram – 655, Kozhikode – 1015, Wayanad – 87, Kannur – 515 and Kasaragod – 169.

67 health workers also tested positive for Covid-19. Among them, 18 are from Thiruvananthapuram, 9 from Kozhikode, 8 from Thrissur, 7 from Kannur, 6 from Ernakulam, 5 from Pathanamthitta, 4 each from Kollam, Malappuram and Kasaragod and 1 each from Kottayam and Wayanad.

71,270 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. So far, 48,60,812 samples, including those collected from priority groups as part of sentinel surveillance, were sent for testing.
10 new Covid hotspots were identified in the state on Wednesday while 24 regions were removed from the list. There are a total of 638 hotspots in the state.

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