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Covid cases in Kerala cross 4,000 yet again; Reports 4,125 infections, 19 deaths on Tuesday

Kerala reported 4,125 Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, informed Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. 19 deaths were also confirmed in the state taking the death toll to 572. Out of the new cases, 3,463 infections were through contact. Out of the new cases, infection source of 412 persons remains unknown.

87 health workers were also confirmed of Covid-19 on Tuesday. 3,007 recoveries were also reported on Tuesday. At present there are 40,382 Covid-19 cases in Kerala.

The situation is grave in Thiruvananthapuram with 18 percent of the positive cases reported from here. Until yesterday, there were 39,258 active cases in the state with 7,047 from the state capital. Out of the 553 deaths reported till yesterday, 32 percent (175 deaths), were from here.

On Tuesday, 681 new Covid-19 cases were reported in Thiruvananthapuram. Out of this the infection source of 130 persons remain unknown, CM added.

The district-wise statistics of positive cases are:

Thiruvananthapuram – 681, Malappuram – 444, Ernakulam – 406, Alappuzha – 403, Kozhikode – 394, Thrissur – 369, Kollam – 347, Palakkad – 242, Pathanamthitta – 207, Kasaragod – 197, Kottayam – 169, Kannur – 143, Wayanad – 81 and Idukki – 42.

Among the new COVID cases reported, 33 persons had returned from abroad while 122 returned from other states.

The district-wise statistics of contact cases are:

Thiruvananthapuram – 656, Malappuram – 431, Ernakulam – 379, Alappuzha – 365, Kozhikode – 383, Thrissur – 352, Kollam – 341, Palakkad – 240, Kasaragod – 176, Kottayam – 163, Pathanamthitta – 159, Kannur – 117, Wayanad – 75 and Idukki – 38.

Among the 87 health workers confirmed with COVID-19 on Tuesday, 23 are from Thiruvananthapuram, 17 from Kannur, 15 from Kasaragod, 13 from Thrissur, 10 from Ernakulam, 4 from Alappuzha, 3 from Malappuram and 2 from Pathanamthitta. 8 INHS employees in Ernakulam were also confirmed of Covid-19.

The 19 causalities confirmed of Covid-19 on Tuesday by NIV Alappuzha are Kollam Kottiyam native Anandan (76) who died on August 25, Thiruvananthapuram Kadaykkavoor native Latha (40) who died on September 11, Nedumangad native Dharmadasan (67) and Venjaramoodu native Aravindakshan Nair (68) who died on September 13, Kannur Sivapuram native Sathyavathi (70) who died on September 14, Thiruvananthapuram Aruvikkara native Radhakrishnan (68), Malappuram Thanaloor native Fathima (67) and Palakkad Ottappalam native Rajan (58) who died on September 16, Thrissur Iringalakuda native Gopala Menon (79) who died on September 17, Thiruvananthapuram Karimadam native Syedali (30), Malappuram Puthuponnani native Abu (72), Kollam Karunagapally native Beevikunju (68) who died on September 18, Thiruvananthapuram Parassala native Preeji (38), Vallakkadavu native Shameer (38), Perumathura native Muhammad Hani (68) who died on September 19, Thiruvananthapuram Perunkuzhi native Appu (70), Chirayankeezhu native Balakrishnan (81), Ernakulam native P Balan (86) who died on September 20 and Thiruvananthapuram Vattiyoorkkavu native Surendran (54) who died on September 21.

The district-wise statistics of recoveries are:

Thiruvananthapuram – 469, Kollam – 215, Pathanamthitta – 117, Alappuzha – 231, Kottayam – 114, Idukki – 42, Ernakulam – 250, Thrissur – 240, Palakkad – 235, Malappuram – 468, Kozhikode – 130, Wayanad – 61, Kannur – 214 and Kasaragod – 221.

There are 40,382 active coronavirus cases in Kerala at present. 1,01,731 have recovered. As many as 2,20,270 are under observation. Among them, 1,94,488 are in home/institutional quarantine while 25,782 are in hospitals. 2,430 were admitted to hospitals on Tuesday

38,574 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. So far, 24,92,757 samples were sent for testing in different categories. 1,97,282 samples were collected from priority groups as part of sentinel surveillance.

9 new COVID hotspots were identified in Kerala on Monday while 7 areas were removed from the list. Currently, there are 639 hotspots in the state.

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