Kerala reported 25,010 fresh COVID-19 cases and 177 deaths on Friday, taking the tally of total cases to 43,34,704 and the death toll to 22,303.
State health minister Veena George said 1,51,317 samples were tested in the last 24 hours and the test positivity rate was 16.53 percent. Among the districts, Thrissur reported the highest number of fresh cases today–3,226, followed by Ernakulam with 3,034 and Malappuram 2,606.
“There are 2,37,643 active COVID-19 cases and of that only 12.9 percent have been hospitalized,” the minister said in a release. Of those found infected on Friday, 102 reached the state from outside while 23,791 contracted the disease from their contact. The source of infection of 1,012 persons is yet to be traced and 105 health workers are also among the infected, the minister said.
Meanwhile, 23,535 persons recuperated from the disease today, taking the total cured to 40,74,200. There were 4,108 wards in 794 local self-government bodies with a weekly infection population ratio above 7 percent.
(with PTI inputs)