Kerala reports 5,718 fresh COVID-19 cases

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala's COVID-19 case count reached 6,20,391 on Friday, with the state reporting 5,718 fresh cases. The state also registered 5,496 recoveries since Thursday.

In the last 24 hours, 57,456 samples have been tested. In total, 64,96,210 samples were sent for testing. The test positivity rate is 9.95.

So far, 5,61,874 people recovered from the disease, while 61,401 patients are still under treatment in various hospitals across the state, Health Minister K.K Shailaja said in a statement.

Local transmission of COVID-19 continues unabated as 4,991 of the newly reported cases contracted  the virus through contact. Of this, the infection sources of 572 are unknown, the minister said.

Apart from this, 60 healthcare workers also contracted the virus.

The minister also confirmed 29 more deaths on Friday. The official death toll now stands at 2358. Asianet Online