COVID-19 has been confirmed for 5,507 people in Kerala on January 12. The district-wise break-up of the number of infected are Ernakulam 813, Kottayam 709, Kozhikode 566, Pathanamthitta 482, Thrissur 479, Kollam 447, Malappuram 400, Thiruvananthapuram 350, Alappuzha 349, Kannur 273, Wayanad 207, Palakkad 201, Idukki 173 and Kasaragod 58.
COVID-19 was confirmed within the last 24 hours for a man from the United Kingdom. It has so far been confirmed by 55 people who recently came from the UK. Their samples have been sent to NIV Pune for further testing. A total of six people were diagnosed with the genetically modified virus.
During the last 24 hours, 64,614 samples were tested. The test positivity rate is 8.52. A total of 85,51,792 samples have so far been sent for testing, including LAMP and antigen testing.
It has been confirmed that 25 deaths in the last few days were due to COVID-19. This brings the total death toll to 3347. Further deaths will be confirmed after NIV testing in Alappuzha.
Fifty-three of those diagnosed with the disease are from outside the State and 4,952 people were infected through contact. Contact source for 433 is not clear. Ernakulam 733, Kottayam 638, Kozhikode 550, Pathanamthitta 414, Thrissur 464, Kollam 444, Malappuram 385, Thiruvananthapuram 249, Alappuzha 341, Kannur 229, Wayanad 193, Palakkad 91, Idukki 167 and Kasaragod 54 were affected by the disease.
Sisty-nine health workers were affected by the disease. Pathanamthitta 22, Ernakulam 10, Kozhikode 9, Kannur 8, Thrissur 7, Palakkad 4, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad, Kasaragod 2, Kollam, Alappuzha and Kottayam 1 each were affected by the disease.
The test results of 4,270 people who were diagnosed and treated were negative. Thiruvananthapuram 298, Kollam 277, Pathanamthitta 320, Alappuzha 175, Kottayam 850, Idukki 74, Ernakulam 516, Thrissur 432, Palakkad 227, Malappuram 297, Kozhikode 425, Wayanad 110, Kannur 201 and Kasaragod 68 were found negative today. With this, 64,556 people have been diagnosed with the disease and are still undergoing treatment. 7,51,659 have so far been freed from COVID-19.
There are currently 1,99,519 people under surveillance in various districts of the state. Of these, 1,88,973 are under home / institutional quarantine and 10,546 in hospitals. A total of 1130 people were admitted to hospitals.
There is a new hot spot, Enadimangalam (Continent Zone Sub Ward 12) in Pathanamthitta district. Five areas were excluded from the hotspot list. With this, there are currently a total of 436 hotspots.