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Thursday, 04 March 2021 5.58 AM IST

COVID-19: Kerala reports 5537 cases on Thursday; 4683 cases through contact, 25 deaths

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala confirmed 5537 COVID-19 cases on Thursday, Health Minister KK Shailaja informed.

Among this, 4683 persons developed the disease through contact including 653 cases without an identified source of infection. 140 persons who came from outside the state also tested positive for the virus. 61 health workers tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, 6119 patients tested negative for the virus today.

The state recorded 25 COVID deaths on Thursday with the toll rising to 1796.

District wise breakup of COVID-19 positive cases:

Thrissur- 727
Kozhikode- 696
Malappuram- 617
Alappuzha- 568
Ernakulam- 489
Palakkad- 434
Kollam- 399
Thiruvananthapuram- 386
Kannur- 346
Kottayam- 344
Idukki- 185
Pathanamthitta- 138
Kasargod- 108
Wayanad-100

In the last 24 hours, 57,202 samples have been tested. The test positivity rate stands at 9.68.

With the addition of 4 new regions today and the removal of 10, there are 616 hotspots in the state.

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