Thiruvananthapuram : The picture is grimmer with state recording 623 cases for during the day.. Making situation worrisome, 432 cases from the day’s total pertained to infections from contact. 96 persons from abroad contributed to the new addition and 76 from states outside. Sources to 37 cases could not be traced. Also, 9 health workers tested positive for the virus so did 9 jawans from DASC. Recoveries for the day tallied to 196.
There was one covid death during the day. The deceased has been identified as Idukki native Vatsamma Joy. She was admitted to the hospital following cardiac arrest and tested positive for virus post arrival.
The districtwise breakup for new infections is : Thiruvananthapuram 157; Kasaragod 74; Ernakulam 72; Kozhikode 64; Pathanamthitta 64; Idukki 55; Kannur 35; Kottayam 25; Alappuzha 20; Palakkad 19; Malappuram 18; Kollam 11; Thrissur 5; Wayanad 4.
14,444 samples were sent for tests in the past 24 hours taking the total for samples subject to tests so far to 2,60,356.
1,84,601 people remain quarantined across the districts of whom 4989 are in various hospitals for observation purposes. 602 people were admitted newly to hospitals in the day for observation.
There are 234 hotspots around the state up by 14 declared newly today.