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Saturday, 27 February 2021 12.26 PM IST

COVID-19: Kerala reports 6186 new cases on Tuesday; 5541 cases through contact, 26 deaths

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state confirmed 6186 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, Health Minister KK Shailaja said. Among these, 5541 persons developed the disease through contact including 484 cases without an identified source of infection. 92 persons who came from outside the state also tested positive for the virus. 69 health workers tested positive for the virus on Tuesday.

7 UK returnees tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours. So far, 63 UK returnees have tested positive for COVID-19. Their samples have been sent to Pune NIV for further tests.

Meanwhile, 4296 patients tested negative for the virus today. As of now, there are 70,259 active cases in the state.

The state confirmed 26 deaths due to the virus on Tuesday with the toll rising to 3506.

District wise breakup of positive cases:

Ernakulam- 1019

Kottayam- 674

Kollam- 591

Thrissur- 540

Pathanamthitta- 512

Malappuram- 509

Kozhikode- 481

Alappuzha- 475

Thiruvananthapuram- 404

Kannur- 301

Wayanad- 245

Palakkad- 242

Idukki- 130

Kasargod- 63

In the last 24 hours, 66,259 samples have been tested. The test positivity rate stands at 9.34.

With the addition of 8 new regions and the removal of 17, there are 410 hotspots in the state.

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