Mumbai: Kerala reports 3,272 fresh COVID-19 cases and 4,705 recoveries, 23 more deaths taking the toll to 2,441 today. The total numbers of active cases and recovered cases are 59,467 and 5,77,616 respectively.
Health Minister KK Shaijla said that 4,705 people have recovered, but so far the total recovery has been 5,77,616. At present 59,467 people are undergoing treatment for the disease, she said in a release.
The total number of positive cases in the state is now 6,39,664. She said at least 36 health workers were infected.
In the last 24 hours, 33,758 samples were tested and the test positivity rate touched 9.69 percent. He said that 66,42,364 samples have been tested so far.
Malappuram continued to have the highest number of 541 infections, followed by Kozhikode 383, Thrissur 304, and Kollam 292.
Of the positive cases, 49 came from outside the state, 2,859 were infected through contacts and the source of infection for 328 people was yet to be ascertained, Shailaja said.
As many as 3,09,887 people are under observation in various districts, out of which 14,583 are in isolation wards of the various hospitals, she said.
Three places were removed from the list of hotspots and one added, taking the total to 448.