Kerala reports 1,310 fresh Covid-19 cases; three deaths takes toll to 73

Healthcare workers wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) seen as they screening the residence of a housing colony during a door-to-door campaign for coronavirus testing in Mumbai on Sunday.

: Kerala reported 1,310

COVID-19 cases on Friday, including 20 health workers, taking the infection tally to 23,607, while three deaths took the toll to 73.

A total of 864 people have recovered.

The positive cases include885 of Friday and 425 of Thursday.

(Yesterday due to some technical issues, the Covid list released by the government was not complete).

The district wise break up of cases include Thiruvananthapuram 320, Ernakulam 132, Pathanamthitta130, Wayanad 124, Kottayam 89, Kozhikode 84, Palakkad 83, Malappuram 75, Thrissur 60, Idukki 59, Kollam 53, Kasaragod 52, Alappuzha 35, Kannur 14.

Three deaths were reported on Friday, taking the toll to 73.

Presently 10,495 people are under treatment, while 13,027 have recovered, including 864 discharged today.

Of the positive cases, 48 had come from abroad, 54 from other states and 1,162 were infected through contact, Health minister K K Shailaja said in a press release here.

The source of infection of 36 is not yet known.

In Thiruvananthapuram 311 people, 127 in Pathanamthitta, 124 in Wayanad and 109 in Ernakulam were infected through contact, the release said.

At least 1,43,323 people are under observation with 1.33 lakh in home/institutional quarantine and 10,172 in hospitals, including 1292 admitted on Friday.

In the last 24 hours, 22,279 samples have been tested. So far 7,76,268 samples have been tested and 6,445 results are awaited, the release said.

The total hot spots on Friday were 498.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.

We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

Business Standard is now on Telegram.
For insightful reports and views on business, markets, politics and other issues, subscribe to our official Telegram channel