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The number of COVID-19 cases continued to rise with 7,631 new cases reported in Kerala on October 19. While 8,410 patients recovered from the disease. 6,685 people were infected through contact and the source of infection was unknown for 723. There were 63 healthcare workers among those infected.

Twenty-two deaths were confirmed on the day as being caused by the infection, taking the related toll in the State to 1,161. Gopalakrishnan (62), Thresiamma (82), Sarojam (63) and Beema from Thiruvananthapuram district, Sebastian (84) from Alappuzha district; Agnes (73), Amulya (16), Ashraf (56) and Balakrishnan (84) from Ernakulam district, Radha Bhaskaran (75) and Parukutty (83) from Thrissur district; Alavi (63), Ibrahim Kutty (83), Mohammad Rafi (54), Mujeeb Rahman (47), Nabeesa (75) and Sundaran (62) from Palakkad district; Kadijabeevi (75), Moosa (74) and Ummathukutty (73) from Malappuram district, and Shahrbanu (44) and Soumini (65) from Kozhikode district were the deceased.

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The figures of the new active cases from the districts were Malappuram 1,399, Kozhikode 976, Thrissur 862, Ernakulam 730, Thiruvananthapuram 685, Kollam 540, Kottayam 514, Kannur 462, Alappuzha 385, Palakkad 342, Kasaragod 251, Pathanamthitta 179, Idukki 162 and Wayanad 144. One hundred and sixty of those diagnosed have travelled to Kerala from outside.

The district-wise numbers of the locally transmitted cases were Malappuram 1,367, Kozhikode 943, Thrissur 844, Ernakulam 486, Thiruvananthapuram 525, Kollam 537, Kottayam 465, Kannur 348, Alappuzha 373, Palakkad 179, Kasaragod 239, Pathanamthitta 129, Idukki 114 and Wayanad 136.

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The count of the  infected healthcare workers from the districts are Thiruvananthapuram 15, Kannur 12, Malappuram and Thrissur 8 each; Pathanamthitta, Ernakulam and Kasaragod 4 each; Kottayam, Idukki and Wayanad 2 each, and Kollam and Kozhikode one each.

The district-wise figures for the patients who tested negative were Thiruvananthapuram 1,210, Kollam 640, Pathanamthitta 375, Alappuzha 368, Kottayam 216, Idukki 131, Ernakulam 1,307, Thrissur 1,006, Palakkad 275, Malappuram 805, Kozhikode 1,193, Wayanad 122, Kannur 537 and Kasaragod 225.

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At present, there are 95,200 patients undergoing treatment while 2,45,399 persons have so far recovered from Coronavirus infection.

 

There are a total of 2,80,236 people in isolation across the state, 2,55,696 under home or institutional quarantine and 24,540 under hospital surveillance. 2,795 persons were admitted to hospitals. A total of 58,404 samples were tested during the last 24 hours and of 39,39,199 samples have so far been sent for testing.

Twelve new places were declared as hotspots even as eight areas were excluded. Presently, there are 637 hotspots in Kerala.