5,980 new Covid-19 cases in Kerala


Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala on Wednesday reported 5,980 new Covid-19 cases, informed Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in a press meet.

The test positivity rate was at 7.47 percent.

80,106 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. 5,745 recoveries were also reported on Wednesday, he added.

None of the U.K returnees tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. So far, 81 UK returnees tested positive for the virus infection. 69 of them have recovered.

10 among the patients have been identified with the mutant virus strain.

So far, 1,02,94,203 samples were tested across various priority groups. 18 deaths were confirmed due to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. The total number of deaths in the state reached 3,920.

96 of the coronavirus patients came from outside the state. The infection source of 386 persons remains unidentified.

41 health workers also tested positive.