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Friday, 22 January 2021 9.53 AM IST

COVID-19: Kerala records 8516 cases on Wednesday, 7473 cases through contact; 8206 recoveries, 28 deaths

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala confirmed 8516 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Health Minister KK Shailaja informed. Among the new cases, 7473 persons developed the disease through contact including 879 cases without an identified source of infection. 97 persons that came from outside the state also tested positive for the virus. 67 health workers tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, 8206 patients tested negative for the virus today. As of today, there are 84,995 active cases in the state.

The state recorded 28 COVID deaths on Wednesday with the toll rising to 1587.

District wise breakup of COVID-19 positive cases:
Ernakulam-1197

Thrissur-114

Kozhikode-951

Kollam-931

Malappuram-784

Alappuzha-765

Thiruvananthapuram-651

Kottayam-571

Palakkad-453

Kannur-370

Idukki-204

Pathanamthitta-186

Kasaragod-182

Wayanad-151

71,270 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

With the addition of 10 new regions today and the removal of 24, there are 638 hotspots currently in the state.

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