Kerala reports 6,960 fresh Covid cases

Thiruvananthapram: Kerala on Saturday reported 6,960 new Covid cases, informed Health Minister KK Shailaja in a press statement. 

One UK returnee, tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. So far, 69 UK returnees tested positive for the virus infection. 45 of them recovered. 10 among the patients have been identified with the mutant virus strain.

61,066 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. The test positivity rate is at 11.40 percent.  So far, 92,10,023 samples have been tested across various priority groups. 23 deaths have been confirmed in the last 24 hours. The total number of deaths in the state has reached 3,587.

73 of the coronavirus patients came from outside the state. 6,339 people have contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 499 persons remains unidentified. Asianet Online