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Sunday, 07 March 2021 2.35 PM IST

COVID-19: Kerala reports 6334 new cases on Thursday; 5658 cases through contact, 21 deaths

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state confirmed 6334 COVID-19 cases on Thursday, Health Minister KK Shailaja said. Among these, 5658 persons developed the disease through contact including 517 cases without an identified source of infection. 93 persons who came from outside the state also tested positive for the virus. 66 health workers tested positive for the virus on Thursday.

1 UK returnee tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours. So far, 66 UK returnees have tested positive for COVID-19. Their samples have been sent to Pune NIV for further tests.

Meanwhile, 6229 patients tested negative for the virus today. As of now, there are 69,771 active cases in the state.

The state confirmed 21 deaths due to the virus on Thursday with the toll rising to 3545.

District wise breakup of positive cases:

Ernakulam- 771


Malappuram- 657

Kottayam- 647

Kollam- 628

Kozhikode- 579

Pathanamthitta- 534

Thiruvananthapuram- 468

Thrissur- 468

Alappuzha- 415

Idukki- 302

Kannur- 299

Palakkad- 241

Wayanad- 238


Kasargod-87

In the last 24 hours, 61,279 samples have been tested. The test positivity rate stands at 10.34.

With the addition of 3 new regions and the removal of 2, there are 406 hotspots in the state.

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