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Thursday, 22 April 2021 6.38 PM IST

COVID-19: Kerala reports 5005 new cases on Sunday; 4506 cases through contact, 21 deaths

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state confirmed 5005 COVID-19 cases on Sunday, Health Minister KK Shailaja said. Among these, 4506 persons developed the disease through contact including 388 cases without an identified source of infection. 68 persons who came from outside the state also tested positive for the virus. 43 health workers tested positive for the virus on Sunday.

Meanwhile, 4408 patients tested negative for the virus today. As of now, there are 68,991 active cases in the state.

The state confirmed 21 deaths due to the virus on Sunday with the toll rising to 3463.

District wise breakup of positive cases:

Ernakulam- 767

Kozhikode- 677

Malappuram- 479

Kollam- 439

Pathanamthitta- 427

Kottayam- 399

Alappuzha- 302

Thiruvananthapuram- 296

Thrissur- 262

Kannur- 239

Idukki- 237

Wayanad- 226

Palakkad- 176


Kasargod- 79

In the last 24 hours, 52,310 samples have been tested. The test positivity rate stands at 9.57.

With the addition of 8 new regions and the removal of 1, there are 420 hotspots in the state.

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