Kerala records the highest single-day spike of 3,830 Covid cases on September 16. 2, 263 recoveries were also reported in the state. With this, active covid cases in the state rises to 32,709. So far 84,604 have been cured of the virus. The total confirmed cases now stands at 1,17,863.
Fourteen deaths too were confirmed in the state. With this, covid death toll in the state rises to 480.
Out of the new cases, 49 have come abroad while 153 came from other states. 3,562 contracted the disease through contact. The contact source of 350 is not known.
Sixty-six healthcare workers were also infected through contact.
The numbers of those infected through contact from the districts are Thiruvananthapuram 642, Kozhikode 455, Ernakulam 301, Alappuzha 297, Kollam 285, Malappuram 281, Thrissur 254, Kannur 215, Palakkad 202, Kottayam 186, Pathanamthitta 184, Kasaragod 112, Wayanad 92 and Idukki 56.
The district-wise statistics of positive cases are: 675 from Thiruvananthapuram , 300 from Kollam, 236 from Pathnamthitta, 323 from Alappuzha, 187 from Kottayam, 76 from Idukki, 319 from Ernakulam, 263 from Thrissur, 220 from Palakkad, 298 from Malappuram, 468 from Kozhikode, 99 from Wayanad, 247 from Kannur and 119 from Kasaragod.
As on September 16, a total of 2,11,037 persons are under observation across the state, 1,87,958 under home or institutional quarantine and 23,079 in hospitals. 2,987 people were admitted to the hospitals today.
46,162 samples were tested during the last 24 hours. So far, a total of 22,451.39 samples have been sent for testing, including 1,91,931 samples from high-risk groups as part of Sentinel Surveillance.
15 places were declared as hotspots today even as 22 were exempted from the list. At present, there are 610 hotspots in Kerala.