Kerala Posts Record Single-day Spike Of 41,953 COVID Cases, 58 Fatalities

By SM .05 May, 2021

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala has recorded the highest single-day spike of 41,953 fresh COVID cases on Wednesday. The test positivity rate was registered at 25.69 percent, informed Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan during a press meet here.

 

The death toll in the state touched 5565 as 58 deaths were confirmed due to COVID infection on Wednesday.

 

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan informed that the situation is extremely grave and serious. He hinted that even a state-wide lockdown is under consideration if the Covid19 surge continues thus. Coming fortnight is very crucial for the State.

 

Police can be reached for emergency delivery of medicines by calling 112, the Chief Minister added. 

 

Ernakulam has recorded the highest number of cases with 6558 and Kozhikode recorded 5180 cases.

 

1,63,321 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

 

With this, the number of active cases touched 3,75,658 in the state. To date, 13,62,363 people recovered from the disease.

 

7,84,193 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this 7,55,453 are under home/institutional quarantine and 28,740 people are in hospitals. 3868 people were taken to hospitals on Wednesday.

 

16 more places were added to the list of hotspots while one place was removed from the list. Currently, there are 715 hotspots in the state.