Mumbai: The COVID-19 tally from Kerala touched 7,21,510 with 6,169 new cases on Wednesday, while the toll rose to 2,892 with 22 deaths.
State Health Minister KK Shailaja said that a total of 4,808 people have been cured of the disease, which is 6,55,644 of the total number of people recovering from the disease.
Currently, 62,802 patients are undergoing treatment in COVID-19 in the state.
“Out of the total infected, there were 5,349 local transmission cases and the source of infection was unknown for 662. 98 of those diagnosed came from outside the state. There were sixty health workers among the infected,” she said in a release.
The minister said 61,437 samples were tested and the test positivity rate is 10.04 percent. He said that so far a total of 75,08,489 samples have been sent for testing.
Ernakulam district tops the list in fresh cases with 953 followed by Kottayam 642, Kozhikode 605, Thrissur 564, Malappuram 500. Kasaragod recorded the lowest at 68.
The release said that 2,74,206 people are currently under surveillance in the state, out of which 13,561 are in isolation wards of various hospitals.
Today, nine locations in the state were declared hotspots, while seven areas were excluded, taking the total to 460.