COVID-19 has been confirmed for 2316 people in in Kerala on March 9. The district-wise break-up of the infected are Kottayam 279, Kozhikode 267, Thrissur 244, Ernakulam 231, Kollam 213, Pathanamthitta 198, Kannur 178, Thiruvananthapuram 160, Malappuram 142, Alappuzha 98, Idukki 92, Palakkad 77, Kasaragod 73 and Wayanad 64 districts were diagnosed with the disease today.
COVID-19 has not been confirmed in the last 24 hours by anyone from the UK. With this, COVID-19 has so far been confirmed for 100 people who recently came from the UK (98) and South Africa (2). Of these, 83 tested negative. A total of 11 people were diagnosed with the genetically modified virus.
65,906 samples were tested during the last 24 hours. The test positivity rate is 3.51. A total of 1,19,97,827 samples have so far been sent for testing, including LAMP and antigen testing.
It has been confirmed that 16 deaths in the last few days have been caused by COVID-19. This brings the total death toll to 4,328.
Forty-eight of those diagnosed with the disease are from outside the State and 2,100 people were infected through contact. Contact source for 147 is not clear. Kottayam 259, Kozhikode 253, Thrissur 238, Ernakulam 230, Kollam 210, Pathanamthitta 185, Kannur 139, Thiruvananthapuram 112, Malappuram 134, Alappuzha 96, Idukki 81, Palakkad 34, Kasaragod 68 and Wayanad 61 were affected by contact.
The disease affected 21 health workers. Health workers were affected in Kannur 8, Kozhikode 6, Kollam 2, Thiruvananthapuram, Pathanamthitta, Thrissur, Wayanad and Kasaragod 1 each.
The test results of 4,386 people who were diagnosed and treated were negative. Thiruvananthapuram 238, Kollam 1065, Pathanamthitta 512, Alappuzha 219, Kottayam 175, Idukki 70, Ernakulam 500, Thrissur 272, Palakkad 266, Malappuram 246, Kozhikode 446, Wayanad 112, Kannur 151 and Kasaragod 114 were found to be negative today. With this, 37,150 people have been diagnosed with the disease and are still undergoing treatment. 10,39,281 people have so far been freed from COVID-19.
There are currently 1,66,107 people under surveillance in various districts of the state. Of these, 1,60,898 are under home / institutional quarantine and 5209 are under hospital surveillance. A total of 509 people were admitted to hospitals.
No new hotspot and four areas were excluded from the hotspot. There are currently a total of 352 hotspots.