Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 15,692 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, informed health department in a press release. With 92 new fatalities, the death toll mounted to 23,683.
The district – wise statistics of positive cases: Thrissur-2504, Ernakulam-1720, Thiruvananthapuram-1468, Kozhikode-1428, Kottayam-1396, Kollam-1221, Malappuram- 1204, Palakkad-1156, Alappuzha-1077, Kannur-700, Pathanamthitta-561, Idukki-525, Wayanad-510 and Kasaragod-222.
A total of 89,722 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. The local bodies have been categorised on the basis of the weekly infection population ratio (WIPR). WIPR is above 8 in 2507 wards in 678 local self-governments.
4,96,103 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 4,71,399 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 24,704 people are in hospitals. 1507 people were taken to hospitals on Monday.
Among the 1,67,008 active Covid cases reported, only 13.5 percent patients are admitted to hospitals / field hospitals.
66 of the new COVID patients were returned from outside the state. 14,875 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 687 patients remains unidentified. 64 health workers also tested positive for Covid-19.
Meanwhile, 22,223 recoveries were also reported in the state.
The district – wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram – 2271, Kollam-1506, Pathanamthitta-738, Alappuzha-1507, Kottayam-1482, Idukki-889, Ernakulam-2730, Thrissur-2369, Palakkad-1590, Malappuram- 2423, Kozhikode-2316, Wayanad-942, Kannur- 1079 and Kasaragod-281.
With this, the number of active cases touched 1,67,008 in the state. 43,32,897 were recovered from the disease so far.