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Friday, 22 January 2021 9.46 AM IST

COVID-19: Kerala clocks 7007 cases on Wednesday, 6152 cases through contact

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala confirmed 7007 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Health Minister KK Shailaja informed. Among this, 6152 persons developed the disease through contact including 717 cases without an identified source of infection. 86 persons who came from outside the state also tested positive for the virus. Also, 52 health workers tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, 7252 patients tested negative for the virus today.

The state recorded 29 COVID deaths on Wednesday with the toll rising to 1771.

District wise breakup of COVID-19 positive cases:

Ernakulam: 977

Thrissur: 966

Kozhikode: 830

Kollam: 679

Kottayam: 580

Malappuram: 527

Alappuzha: 521

Thiruvananthapuram: 484

Palakkad: 424

Kannur: 264

Pathanamthitta: 230

Idukki: 225

Wayanad: 159

Kasaragod: 141

In the last 24 hours, 64,192 samples have been tested. The test positivity rate stands at 10.91.

With the addition of 19 new regions today and the removal of 13, there are 622 hotspots in the state.

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