COVID-19: Kerala logs 16,338 fresh cases, TPR soars to 23.7%

A healthworker collects a swab sample for Covid-19 testing at a Government Hospital. File Photo: PTI

Thiruvananthapuram: Daily COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Kerala with 16,338 fresh positives reported on Friday.

The Test Positivity Rate (TPR) in Kerala soared to 23.7% after 68,971 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

Active cases as well increased to 76,819 as less than 4,000 (3,848) recoveries were recorded on the day.

COVID-19 fatalities reached 50,568 after 20 recent deaths and 179 previously undocumented ones were made official by the health department.

Of the fresh cases, 15,228 had contracted the virus through contacts while the source of infection remains unknown in 859 and 116 healthcare workers were also infected on the day.

Health Minister Veena George said that even as the number of cases were rising, only 4.4% of the active cases were hospitalised.


Vaccination status
So far 82% (2,18,70,333) of the eligible population in Kerala has been fully vaccinated while 99.48% (2,65,70,010) has received their first doses.


District-wise positive cases
Thiruvananthapuram, 3556
Ernakulam, 3198
Kozhikode, 1567
Thrissur, 1389
Kottayam, 1103
Kollam, 892
Kannur, 787
Pathanamthitta, 774
Malappuram, 708
Palakkad, 703
Alappuzha, 588
Idukki, 462
Kasaragod, 371
Wayanad, 240


District-wise recoveries
Ernakulam, 976
Thiruvananthapuram, 572
Kozhikode, 399
Pathanamthitta, 329
Kottayam, 313
Kannur, 215
Idukki, 203
Thrissur, 185
Palakkad, 157
Alappuzha, 144
Kasaragod, 137
Malappuram, 120
Wayanad, 66
Kollam, 32

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