Thiruvananthapuram : The state recorded 5643 fresh Covid-19 cases today taking the total for confirmed cases so far in the pandemic to 5,99,600. There were 4951 contact infections reported during the day, of which the virus source to 571 cases remains untraced. On other data for the day, there were 27 covid deaths and 5834 recoveries. With this, state death-toll in the pandemic rose to 2223 and recoveries to 5,32,658. A total of 64,589 persons remain under treatment currently.
The new infections today include 87 cases pertaining to travelers from states outside and 34 health workers.
New Cases; The districtwise breakup for the day’s 5643 new infections is : Kozhikode 851; Malappuram 721; Thrissur 525; Ernakulam 512; Kollam 426; Kottayam 399; Palakkad 394; Alappuzha 381; Thiruvananthapuram 370; Kannur 2777; Idukki 274; Pathanamthitta 244; Wayanad 147; Kasaragod 122.
Contact cases: The split for the day’s 4951 contact cases across districts figures at Kozhikode 801; Malappuram 688; Thrissur 513; Ernakulam 374; Kollam 424; Kottayam 392; Palakkad 229; Alappuzha 376; : Thiruvananthapuram 244; Kannur 247; Idukki 244; Pathanamthitta 173; Wayanad 134; Kasaragod 112.
Recoveries: The districtwise tally for the day’s 5861 recoveries is : Thiruvananthapuram 638; Kollam 152; Pathanamthitta 162; Alappuzha 896; Kottayam 215; Idukki 148; Ernakulam 1001; Thrissur 293; Palakkad 338; Malappuram 776; Kozhikode 733; Wayanad 140; Kannur 259; Kasaragod 110.
Deaths: There were 27 covid deaths confirmed today including death of Professor and Head of Orthopedic Dept at Ernakulam Medical College Dr. EC Babukutty. The Health Minister KK Shailaja condoled the doctor’s death. He played an active role in several of the medical college initiatives.
The identities pertaining to the remaining are -; Thiruvananthapuram Attingal native Jameela Biwi(68); Kuvalasserry native Thankappan Nair(81); Alappuzha Edathwa native Krishnan Omadharan(76); Cherthala native Padmanabhan (72); Harippad native Sudakaran(64); Kottayam Erattupettah native Naushad(51); Meenachil native Noorjahan(47); Puthanpuram native Mini(48); Kottayam native KN Chellappan(70); Sreekantamangalam native Rosamma(76); Ernakulam Vazhakulam native Parukutty(65); alluruthi native Mariyamma(8); Kothamangalamnative Ramkrishnan(67); Kombanad native KR Soman)5); Thrissur Kunnamangalam native Kochanam(73); Nenmanikkara native Shenaz Liju(38); Mulurkkara native Muhammad Kutty(69); Chavvakkad native Nafeesa(70); Punkunnam native Lakshmi Ammasl(86); Varavoor native Biwi(62); Malappuram Irarikode native Mammu(62); Edappad native Abubekkar(80); Kadambpuzha native Aysha(62); Kozhikode Karuvisserry native MC Bose(81) ); Kuttiyadi native PC Thar(61); Wayanad Muttil native Kunjali(75).
Testing, quarantine and hotspots
62,27,787 samples have been subject to testing in the pandemic so far, - up by 49,775 in the past 24 hours.
A total of 3,15,497 people are under observation currently of whom, 15,896 remain quarantined various hospitals and the remaining 2,99,601 are being monitored in their homes/institutions. 1840 people were newly admitted into hospitals during today for observation purposes. Presently 64,589 people remain under treatment in various hospitals across the state.
There were 2 new hotspots declared today, while 8 areas were taken off the list. Total hotspots currently in the state : 524.