COVID-19 has been confirmed for 25,820 people in Kerala on May 23. The district-wise break-up of the number of infected are Malappuram 4074, Ernakulam 2823, Palakkad 2700, Thiruvananthapuram 2700, Thrissur 2506, Kollam 2093, Kozhikode 1917, Alappuzha 1727, Kottayam 1322, Kannur 1265, Idukki 837, Pathanamthitta 815, Kasaragod 555 and Wayanad 486.
1,13,205 samples were tested during the last 24 hours. The test positivity rate is 22.81. A total of 1,87,94,256 samples have been tested so far, including LAMP and antigen testing.
No one from the UK, South Africa or Brazil has confirmed COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. COVID-19 has so far been confirmed by 125 people from the UK (115), South Africa (9) and Brazil (1). Of these, 124 tested negative. A total of 11 people were diagnosed with the genetically modified virus.
It has been confirmed today that 188 deaths in the last few days were due to COVID-19. This brings the total death toll to 7,358.
Today, 177 of those diagnosed with the disease are from outside the State and 24,224 people were infected through contact. Contact source for 1328 is not clear. Malappuram 3943, Ernakulam 2771, Palakkad 1805, Thiruvananthapuram 2572, Thrissur 2493, Kollam 2086, Kozhikode 1881, Alappuzha 1709, Kottayam 1217, Kannur 1168, Idukki 789, Pathanamthitta 785, Kasaragod 539 and Wayanad 466 were affected by the disease.
91 health workers were affected by the disease. The disease affected 28 health workers in Kannur, 11 in Thiruvananthapuram, 10 in Kasaragod, 9 in Ernakulam, 6 each in Palakkad and Wayanad, 5 each in Pathanamthitta, Thrissur, 5 each in Kollam and Idukki.
A total of 37,316 people who had been diagnosed and treated were cured. Thiruvananthapuram 4869, Kollam 2705, Pathanamthitta 1483, Alappuzha 386, Kottayam 1467, Idukki 1101, Ernakulam 4016, Thrissur 4874, Palakkad 3168, Malappuram 5502, Kozhikode 4398, Wayanad 449, Kannur 1951 and Kasaragod 947 were cured. With this, 2,77,598 people have been diagnosed with the disease and are still undergoing treatment. 20,62,635 people have so far been freed from COVID-19.
There are currently 9,56,865 people under surveillance in various districts of the state. Of these, 9,17,798 are under home / institutional quarantine and 39,067 are under hospital surveillance. 3606 people were newly admitted to the hospital.
No new hotspot has been declared today and no area has been excluded from the hotspot. There are currently a total of 877 hotspots.