Mumbai: The COVID-19 tally from Kerala touched 4,753 with 160 fresh cases on Thursday, but 202 people have been cured of the infection in some relief for the state, the highest single-day recovery ever.
2,088 and 2,638 people have been cured so far, while 1.78 lakh people are under surveillance, the highest in Malappuram-over 33,000.
Pathanamthitta reported 27 cases, Malappuram 24, Palakkad 18, Alappuzha 16, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thirsundoor Kannur nine cases, each of Idukki eight, Kozhikode seven, Kasaragod five and Wayanad one.
Of the positive cases, 106 came from abroad and 40 from other states, Health Minister KK Selja said in a release.
At least 1,78,099 people are inspecting, of which 1,75,111 are in home / institutional quarantine and 2,988 in various hospitals, of which 403 are still admitted today.
The testing of samples has further accelerated and 7,589 samples have been tested in the last 24 hours.
In total, 2,46,799 samples have been sent for testing and 4,722 results are awaited.
Furthermore, out of 52,316 samples sent as part of sentinel surveillance, 50,002 are negative.
There are 123 hot spots in the state to date. Palakkad has the highest number of positive cases at 249, while Malappuram has 226 cases, Kannur 217 and Pathanamthittaona accounts.
In Thiruvananthapuram, a two-year-old girl, who returned from Kuwait, a lottery seller and a migrant worker from Assam were among those who tested positive today.