On Thursday, Kerala topped the charts by reporting around 30,007 fresh cases of the COVID virus on its second successive day. Recently, 30,000 was reported taking the death toll to 162 deaths in the state which earlier recorded 39.13 lakh cases and with a death count of 20,134.
Previously, as per the data revealed about 58.4 per cent of the overall COVID-19 cases were recorded past week Kerala. On Wednesday, the southern state witnessed 31,445 new cases constituting 68.11 per cent of India’s overall ratio. Around 46,164 cases of the ghastly virus were noted in last 24 hours.
Around 18,997 people were recovered from Wednesday, improving the recovery rate to 37,11,625 against the active cases ranging at more than one lakh (1,81,209). A state government report read that: In the last 24 hours, 1,66,397 samples were tested and the TPR was found to be 18.03 per cent. So far, 3.07 crore samples have been tested, it added.
Several districts of the affected state recorded cases at a continual pace. Districts like Ernakulam topped the charts record with 3,872. Next in line came Kozhikode at 3,461, Thrissur at 3,157, Malappuram at 2,985, Kollam at 2,619, Palakkad at 2,261, Thiruvananthapuram at 1,996, Kottayam at 1,992, Kannur at 1,939, Alappuzha at 1,741, Pathanamthitta at 1,380, Wayanad at 1,161 and Idukki at 900.
Of the new cases, 104 were health workers, 128 from outside the state and 28,650 infected through contact with the source of the contact not being clear in 1,195 cases, the latest release said.