The total active cases at present are 1,63,280
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state witnessed 15,951 positive cases of the 1,03,484 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The test positivity rate is at 15.41%.
The state also logged 165 Covid deaths, taking the toll to 24,604. At the same time, 17,658 patients have recovered from the disease. Among the new cases, 15,191 cases have been infected through local spread. The contact source of infection was not traceable for 617.
Ernakulam reported the highest number of cases with 2,572, followed by Thiruvananthapuram (1,861), Thrissur (1,855), Kottayam (1,486), Kozhikode (1,379), Malappuram (1,211) and Palakkad (1,008).
The total active cases at present are 1,63,280, of which 12.1% people are admitted either in hospitals or other treatment centres. There are 4,74,901 persons presently under observation in various districts, of which 4,53,119 are at their homes or institutional quarantine centres, and 21,782 are in isolation at hospitals.
As per the weekly infection population ratio, 841 wards in 422 local bodies are having WIPR more than 10%.