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COVID-19oct23

The number of new COVID-19 cases on November 22 in Kerala was 5,254 even as 6,227 patients recovered from the disease. Of the total 4,445 were cases of local transmission and the source of infection for 662 was unknown. There were 53 medical personnel among those infected. Meanwhile, 27 deaths were confirmed on the day as caused by COVID and the related death toll in the State is now 2,049.

A total of 48,015 samples were tested during the last 24 hours and the test positivity rate is 10.94%. So far, a total of 58,57,241 samples have been sent for testing.

The district-wise numbers for those who tested positive for coronavirus are Malappuram 796, Kozhikode 612, Thrissur 543, Ernakulam 494, Palakkad 468, Alappuzha 433, Thiruvananthapuram 383, Kottayam 355, Kollam 314, Kannur 233, Idukki 220, Pathanamthitta 169, Wayanad 153 and Kasaragod 81. Of those diagnosed, 94 have come to the state from outside.

The figures of the people infected through contact in the districts are Malappuram 762, Kozhikode 565, Thrissur 522, Ernakulam 381, Palakkad 275, Alappuzha 409, Thiruvananthapuram 277, Kottayam 353, Kollam 308, Kannur 148, Idukki 199, Pathanamthitta 28, Wayanad 142 and Kasargod 76.

The count of the infected healthcare workers from the districts are Ernakulam 12, Thiruvananthapuram 10, Kannur 6, Kozhikode 5, Thrissur & Wayanad 4 each, Palakkad & Malappuram 3 each, and Kollam, Pathanamthitta & Idukki 2 each.

The district-wise numbers for the patients whose test results were negative are Thiruvananthapuram 546, Kollam 526, Pathanamthitta 198, Alappuzha 383, Kottayam 528, Idukki 77, Ernakulam 953, Thrissur 417, Palakkad 426, Malappuram 785, Kozhikode 828, Wayanad 121, Kannur 351 and Kasaragod 88.

At present, there are 65,856 patients undergoing treatment for the disease while a total of 4,94,664 people have so far recovered from Covid in the State.

There are 3,21,297 people totally under observation in various districts of the state – 3,04,891 under home or institutional quarantine and 16,406 in isolation at hospitals. 1,829 persons were hospitalised today.

One place each in Kollam and Palakkad districts were declared as hotspots while one area was excluded. There are 559 hotspots in Kerala now.