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Monday, 18 January 2021 5.41 AM IST

Kerala logs 6357 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, 5542 cases through contact

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala confirmed 6357 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, Health Minister KK Shailaja informed. Among this, 5542 persons developed the disease through contact including 645 cases without an identified source of infection. 107 persons who came from outside the state also tested positive for the virus. 63 health workers tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, 6793 patients tested negative for the virus today. As of now, there are 76,927 active cases in the state.

The state recorded 26 COVID deaths on Saturday with the toll rising to 1848.

District wise breakup of COVID-19 positive cases:

Ernakulam-860

Thrissur-759
Kozhikode-710

Malappuram-673

Alappuzha-542

Kollam-530

Thiruvananthapuram-468

Palakkad-467

Kottayam-425

Kannur-363

Wayanad-171

Pathanamthitta-143

Kasaragod-139

Idukki-107

In the last 24 hours, 61,553 samples have been tested. The test positivity rate stands at 10.33.

With the addition of 2 new regions today and the removal of 5, there are 609 hotspots in the state.

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