COVID-19 has been confirmed for 3,215 people in Kerala on September 15, according to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Twelve deaths have been confirmed taking the total to 466 deaths. while 2,532 people have been cured of the infection.
The district-wise number of infected were Thiruvananthapuram 656, Malappuram 348, Alappuzha 338, Kozhikode 260, Ernakulam 239, Kollam 234, Kannur 213, Kottayam 192, Thrissur 188, Kasaragod 172, Pathanamthitta 146, Palakkad 136, Wayanad 64 and Idukki 29.
The deaths confirmed due to COVID-19 were that of Muhammed Ali Haji (87), a native of Venmanad, Thrissur, who died on September 5; Madhavan (63), a native of Valavannur, Malappuram, who died on September 7; Leela (60), a native of Parasala, Thiruvananthapuram, who died on September 8; Harindran (67), a native of Thiruvananthapuram; Shahunathumma (64), a native of Bimapalli, Thiruvananthapuram; Narayana Pillai (89) from Vilapilsala, Thiruvananthapuram; Raveendran (69) from Parampil, Kozhikode; Paulson (53) from Pampur, Thrissur; Chandran Nair (79) from Vazhani, Thrissur; Stanley (54) from Poovar, Thiruvananthapuram and Ismail (55) from Kunnatheri, Ernakulam who died on September 9; and Khalid (55), a native of Ambalappara, Palakkad, died who on August 6. This brings the total death toll to 466. Further deaths will be confirmed after NIV testing in Alappuzha.
Forty-three of those diagnosed with the disease are from foreign countries and 70 from other States. A total of 3,013 people were infected through contact and the contact source of 313 of them was not clear. Thiruvananthapuram 626, Alappuzha 327, Malappuram 324, Kozhikode 256, Kollam and Ernakulam 229 each, Kottayam 189, Thrissur 180, Kasaragod 168, Kannur 165, Palakkad 132, Pathanamthitta 99, Wayanad 62 and Idukki 27 were affected by the disease.
Eighty-nine health workers were affected by the disease.
The test results of 2,532 people who were diagnosed and treated were negative. There are currently 2,08,141 people under surveillance in various districts of the state. Of those under observation, 1,85,514 are under home / institutional quarantine and 22,627 are under observation in hospitals. A total of 2,324 people were admitted to hospitals.
A total of 41,054 samples were tested during the last 24 hours. So far, 21,98,858 samples have been sent for testing, including routine samples, Airport Surveillance, Pooled Sentinel, CBNAT, Trunat, CLIA and Antigen Assay. As part of Sentinel Surveillance, 1,90,612 samples were sent for testing from priority groups, including health workers, guest workers, and individuals with greater social contact.
There are 12 new hotspots in the State now, while 10 areas have been excluded from the hotspot. With this, there were currently 617 hotspots.