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Kerala reports 2,910 Covid-19 infections on Monday; Record high recoveries of 3,022 cases

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 2,910 Covid-19 cases on Monday, informed a press statement from the office of health minister K K Shailaja. 18 deaths were also confirmed in the state taking the death toll to 553.

Out of the new cases, 2,653 infections were through contact. Out of the new cases, infection source of 313 persons remains unknown.

88 health workers were also confirmed of Covid-19 on Monday.

The highest number of cases were reported from Thiruvananthapuram with 533 infections. 25,848 samples were tested in the past 24 hours.

A record high of 3,022 recoveries were also reported in Kerala on Monday.

The district-wise statistics of positive cases are: Thiruvananthapuram – 533, Kozhikode – 376, Malappuram – 349, Kannur – 314, Ernakulam – 299, Kollam – 195, Thrissur – 183, Palakkad – 167, Kottayam – 156, Alappuzha – 112, Kasaragod – 110, Idukki – 82, Wayanad – 18 and Pathanamthitta – 16.

Among the new COVID cases reported, 36 persons had returned from abroad while 133 returned from other states.

The district-wise statistics of contact cases are: Thiruvananthapuram – 497, Kozhikode – 340, Malappuram – 336, Ernakulam – 278, Kannur – 262, Kollam – 183, Thrissur – 176, Palakkad – 157, Kottayam – 148, Alappuzha – 104, Kasaragod – 101, Idukki – 45, Wayanad and Pathanamthitta – 13 each.

Among the 88 health workers confirmed with COVID-19 on Monday, 31 are from Thiruvananthapuram, 25 from Kannur, 12 from Ernakulam, 8 from Kollam, 6 from Malappuram, 2 each from Thrissur and Pathanamthitta, 1 each from Palakkad and Kasaragod.

The 18 causalities confirmed of Covid-19 on Monday by NIV Alappuzha are Malappuram native Moosa (72) who died on August 27, Kadambuzha native Kamalakshi (69) who died on September 1, Palakkad Nalleppilli native Mariyappan (70) who died on September 3, Kannur Sivapuram native P Aysha (65) who died on September 6, Palakkad Keezhur native Damodharan Nair (80) who died on September 7, Palakkad Noorani native Pathumuthu (59) and Kannur native Gangadharan (70) who died on September 8, Malappuram native Subaida (60) who died in September 12, Kannur Koothuparamba native VK Asiya (70) who died on September 13, Thiruvananthapuram Nedumangad native Somasekharan (73) who died on September 16, Thiruvananthapuram Thirumala native Bageerathi Amma (82), Thiruvananthapuram Rasalpuram native Ramani (65), Kariykkakam native Suresh Babu (57) who died on September 17, Malappuram Paravanna native Abbas (63) who died on September 18, Malappuram Paravanna native Devaki (83), Malappuram Chelakkad native Muhammad Kutty (82), Malappuram Melmuri native Abdulla (65) who died on September 19 and Malappuram Tanur native Khadeeja (85) who died on September 20.

The district-wise statistics of recoveries are: Thiruvananthapuram – 519, Kollam – 243, Pathanamthitta – 79, Alappuzha – 234, Kottayam – 136, Idukki – 37, Ernakulam – 297, Thrissur – 140, Palakkad – 171, Malappuram – 486, Kozhikode – 419, Wayanad – 46, Kannur – 39 and Kasaragod – 176.

There are 39,285 active coronavirus cases in Kerala at present. 98,724 have recovered. As many as 2,18,907 are under observation. Among them, 1,93,129 are in home/institutional quarantine while 25,778 are in hospitals. 2,681 were admitted to hospitals on Monday.

25,848 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. So far, 24,50,599 samples were sent for testing in different categories. 1,96,191 samples were collected from priority groups as part of sentinel surveillance.

13 new COVID hotspots were identified in Kerala on Monday while 12 areas were removed from the list. Currently, there are 639 hotspots in the state.

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