5,507 new corona cases in Kerala, positivity rate 8.52%

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 12 : As many as 5,507 more persons tested coronavirus positive and another 4,270 patients cured in Kerala on Tuesday, Health Minister KK Shailaja’s office said.

The state’s test positivity rate on Tuesday stood at 8.52 per cent. A total of 25 fatalities on Tuesday took the COVID-19 death toll to 3,347.

In all, 64,556 persons are under treatment across the state.

Ernakulam district had the highest 813 new cases and Kasargod lowest 58 cases.

Of the positive cases, 53 have come from outside the state. In all, 4,952 persons tested positive through contacts while the source of infection in 433 others is not known.

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A total of 69 health workers tested positive on Tuesday, including 22 in Pathanamthitta, 10 in Ernakulam, nine in Kozhikode, eight in Kannur, seven in Thrissur, four in Palakkad, two each in Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad and Kasargod, and one each in Kollam, Alappuzha and Kottayam.

In all, 1,99,519 persons are under observation, including 1,88,973 in homes or institutional quarantine and 10,546 in various hospitals across the state.

With Enadimangalam in Pathanamthitta district (containment zone sub-ward 12) declared a new coronavirus hotspot, the total went up to 436 in Kerala.

Disclaimer: This story is auto-generated from IANS service.

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