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COVID-19 has been confirmed for 37,290 people in Kerala today. The district-wise break-up of the number of infected are Malappuram 4,774, Ernakulam 4,514, Kozhikode 3,927, Thiruvananthapuram 3,700, Thrissur 3,282, Palakkad 2,959, Kollam 2,888, Kottayam 2,566, Alappuzha 2,460, Kannur 2,085, Pathanamthitta 1,224, Idukki 1,056, Kasaragod 963 and Wayanad 892.

During the last 24 hours, 1,39,287 samples were tested. The test positivity rate is 26.77. A total of 1,72,72,376 samples have been tested so far, including LAMP and antigen testing.

No one from the UK, South Africa or Brazil has been confirmed with 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, 123 tested negative. A total of 11 people were diagnosed with the genetically modified virus.

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It has been confirmed today that 79 deaths in the last few days were due to COVID-19. This brings the total death toll to 5958.

Today, 215 of those diagnosed with the disease are from outside the State and 34,256 people were infected through contact. Contact source for 2676 is not clear. Malappuram 4,580, Ernakulam 4,340, Kozhikode 3,836, Thiruvananthapuram 3,287, Thrissur 3,257, Palakkad 1,330, Kollam 2,875, Kottayam 2,369, Alappuzha 2,451, Kannur 1,906, Pathanamthitta 1,188, Idukki 1,035, Kasaragod 931 and Wayanad 871 were affected by the disease.

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A total of 143 health workers were affected by the disease. Kannur 50, Kasaragod 18, Ernakulam 14, Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad 10 each, Thrissur, Wayanad 9 each, Kollam 7, Kozhikode 6, Pathanamthitta 5, Kottayam 3, Alappuzha and Malappuram 1 each were affected.

Of those diagnosed and treated, 32,978 recovered. Thiruvananthapuram 2831, Kollam 1927, Pathanamthitta 953, Alappuzha 1708, Kottayam 1975, Idukki 1164, Ernakulam 5200, Thrissur 2161, Palakkad 3620, Malappuram 3877, Kozhikode 4890, Wayanad 645, Kannur 1917 and Kasaragod 110 were cured. With this, 4,23,957 people have been diagnosed with the disease and are still undergoing treatment. 15,37,138 people have so far been freed from COVID-19.

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There are currently 9,93,313 people under surveillance in various districts of the state. Of these, 9,59,164 are under home / institutional quarantine and 34,149 are in hospitals. About 4007 people were newly admitted to the hospital.

Today there are 12 new hotspots. No area is excluded from the hotspot. There are currently a total of 810 hotspots.