In the highest number of COVID-19 infection on a single day in Kerala, 1.420 people tested positive for the infection on August 8. Of the total infected, 1,216 people got the infection through contact and the source of infection for 92 people are not known.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that this was the highest single-day count of both positive cases and people being cured. A total of 1,216 people were infected through contact and the source of infection of 92 was unknown. Sixty people have arrived from overseas and 108 from other states; 30 Healthcare workers are among those infected.
The Chief Minister offered his condolences on the four deaths due to Covid reported in the State. The deceased are Vinod Kumar (41) from Kasargod district, Sulaikha (63) from Kozhikode district, Chellappan (60) from Kollam district and Purushothaman (84) from Alappuzha district. This brings up the death tally to 106.
The Chief Minister also informed that the number of COVID cases are increasing in Thiruvananthapuram district with a high number of contact cases. “Today, 485 people were diagnosed with the disease in the district and of these, 435 were through contact. It shows that strong intervention is needed in the state capital to control the infection and stringent restrictions should be continued.”
The district-wise figures of the active cases from other districts are 173 from Kozhikode district, 169 in Alappuzha district, 114 from Malappuram district, 101 in Ernakulam district, 73 from Kasaragod district, 64 in Thrissur district, 57 from Kannur district, 41 each in Kollam and Idukki districts, 39 from Palakkad district, 38 in Pathanamthitta district, 15 from Kottayam district and 10 in Wayanad district.
The details of the contact cases in other districts are 152 in Kozhikode district, 135 in Alappuzha district, 99 in Malappuram district, 92 in Ernakulam district, 67 in Kasargod district, 51 in Thrissur district, 37 in Kollam district, 26 in Idukki district, 25 in Kannur district, 23 in Palakkad district, 21 in Pathanamthitta district, 12 in Kottayam district and eight in Wayanad district.
The infected healthcare workers are nine in Kannur district, seven in Thiruvananthapuram district, four in Kasaragod district, three each in Alappuzha and Kozhikode districts, two in Ernakulam district and one each in Pathanamthitta and Malappuram districts. Three KSE employees in Thrissur District, two DSC personnel in Kannur District and an INHS personnel in Ernakulam district were also infected.
The district-wise figures of those who tested negative are 777 from Thiruvananthapuram district, 165 in Malappuram district, 110 from Kozhikode district, 100 in Alappuzha district, 91 from Kollam district, 78 in Pathanamthitta district, 72 from Thrissur district, 62 in Ernakulam district, 60 from Kottayam district, 55 in Wayanad district, 47 from Kannur district, 46 in Palakkad district, 33 from Kasaragod district and 19 in Idukki district.
So far, 20,866 persons have been cured of coronavirus in the State and at present, 12,109 patients are undergoing treatment.
There are 1,48,241 people under observation across the state, 1,36,307 in home or institutional quarantine and 11,934 in hospitals. 1,665 people were admitted to the hospital today.
27,714 samples were tested during the last 24 hours. Till now, 9,63,632 samples have been sent for testing and the results 6,777 samples are awaited. 1,36,336 samples were collected from high public exposure groups as part of the Sentinel Surveillance and the results of 1,524 samples are yet to come.
On August 8, 13 new hotspots were declared while 21 places were exempted. There are currently 498 hotpots in the State.