Kerala reports 5,456 new COVID-19 cases

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala on Friday reported 5,456 fresh cases of COVID-19, informed Health Minister K.K Shailaja. 

The district wise distribution of positive cases is: Kozhikode – 674, Thrissur – 630, Ernakulam – 578, Kottayam - 538, Malappuram - 485, Kollam – 441, Pathanamthitta – 404, Palakkad - 365, Alappuzha – 324, Thiruvananthapuram – 309, Kannur – 298, Wayanad – 219, Idukki – 113 and Kasaragod – 78.

54,472 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

23 deaths were confirmed in the state on Friday taking the total number of coronavirus fatalities to 2,757.

Out of the total number of positive cases, 91 people came from outside the state. 4,722 people contracted the virus through contact.

The virus source  of 606 cases has not been identified.

 

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