By SM .27 Apr, 2021
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In the highest single-day surge, Kerala on Tuesday recorded 32,819 new COVID-19 cases and 32 fatalities, pushing the active cases to mount to 2,47,181, prompting Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to term the situation as serious.
Eighty-six health workers were among those who tested positive today.
As many as 18,413 people were cured of the infection, taking the total recoveries to 12,07,680, Vijayan said.
The death toll surged to 5,170 with 32 deaths.
The situation in the state was "serious", Vijayan told reporters here.
In the last 24 hours ending 2 pm, 1,41,199 samples were tested and the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) was 23.24 percent.
So far, 1,53,54,299 samples have been tested, including routine samples, sentinel samples, CBNAAT, Truenat, POCT, PCR, RTLAMP, antigen were sent for the tests.
Kozhikode accounted for the highest number of cases today--5,015, followed by Ernakulam 4,270, Malappuram 3,251, and Thrissur 3,097.
Three districts reported over 2000 cases.
None of the UK, South Africa, or Brazil returnees tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. So far, 108 people returned from the UK, 7 from South Africa and 1 from Brazil tested positive for the virus infection. 112 of them have recovered. So far, 11 patients have been identified with the mutant virus strain.
265 of the coronavirus patients came from outside the state. 30,409 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 2,049 persons remains unidentified.
There are 2,47,181 active Covid-19 cases in the state. 12,07,680 people have recovered from the disease. 5,27,662 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 5,06,202 are under home/institutional quarantine and 21,460 people are in hospitals. 3,645 people were taken to hospitals on Tuesday.
40 new hotspots were identified on Tuesday while three places were removed from the list. Currently, there are 587 hotspots in the state.
Ernakulam district has the highest number of people undergoing treatment for the infection--39,594, followed by Kozhikode 34,986, and Malappuram 26,188.