COVID: A new low for Kerala as it records highest ever 24-hour tally of 46,387

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala has set an unwanted record by logging its highest-ever daily COVID-19 tally on Thursday.

With 46,387 cases reported on the day, the state has surpassed its previous high of 43,529 logged on May 12, 2021.

The number of active cases has increased to 1,99,041 with the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) logged at 40.2% after 1,15,357 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

The districts of Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam recorded in excess of 9,000 cases on the day while four other districts -- Kozhikode, Thrissur, Kottayam and Kollam -- had over 3,000 cases.

The COVID-19-related toll has reached 51,501 after 32 recent deaths and 309 previously undocumented ones were made official by the health department.

Of the fresh cases, 43,176 cases were contracted through contact while the source of infection in 2,654 remains unknown. At least 385 healthcare workers were infected on the day, besides 172 persons who arrived from other states recently.

Meanwhile, there were 15,388 recoveries made on the day.


District-wise positive cases
Thiruvananthapuram 9,720
Ernakulam 9,605
Kozhikode 4,016
Thrissur 3,627
Kottayam 3,091
Kollam 3,002
Palakkad 2,268
Malappuram 2,259
Kannur 1,973
Alappuzha 1,926
Pathanamthitta 1,497
Idukki 1,441
Kasaragod 1,135
Wayanad 827


District-wise recoveries
Thiruvananthapuram - 1,701
Kollam - 519
Pathanamthitta - 492
Alappuzha - 437
Kottayam - 3,300
Idukki - 369
Ernakulam - 4,216
Thrissur - 1,072
Palakkad - 476
Malappuram - 652
Kozhikode - 1,351
Wayanad - 142
Kannur - 317
Kasaragod - 344

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