Mumbai: Kerala reported 6,293 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, including the UK retiree, while 5,290 people have been cured of the infection, with 8,99,932 caseload and 8,24,466 recovered.
The toll has recently increased to 3,643 with 19 deaths due to COVID. The state’s active affairs have touched 71,607, Health Minister KK Selja said in a release.
At least 2,14,556 people are currently under surveillance, including 11,947 in hospitals.
In the last 24 hours ending at 2 pm, 60,315 samples were tested and the test positivity rate touched 10.43 per cent.
So far 93,49,619 samples have been sent for testing.
The highest number of cases were reported from Ernakulam district – 866, followed by Kottayam 638, Kollam 597 and Trishul 579.
71 people who returned have been found to be infected with the virus, with one more withdrawal from a positive test for the virus in the last 24 hours in the UK.
A sample of 45 people has returned negative and 10 people have tested positive for the new strain, the minister said.
Of the positive cases, 48 are health workers, 78 people had come from outside the state and 5,741 were infected through local contact.