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Wednesday, 03 March 2021 5.41 AM IST

COVID-19: Kerala reports 6960 new cases on Saturday; 6339 cases through contact, 23 deaths

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state confirmed 6960 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, Health Minister KK Shailaja said. Among these, 6339 persons developed the disease through contact including 499 cases without an identified source of infection. 73 persons who came from outside the state tested positive for the virus. 49 health workers contracted the disease on Saturday.

1 UK returnee tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. So far, 69 UK returnees have tested positive for COVID-19.


5283 patients tested negative for the virus today. As of now, there are 72,048 active cases in the state.

The state confirmed 23 deaths due to the virus on Saturday with the toll rising to 3587.


District wise breakup of positive cases:

Ernakulam- 1083


Kozhikode- 814


Kottayam- 702


Kollam- 684


Pathanamthitta- 557


Malappuram- 535


Thiruvananthapuram- 522


Alappuzha- 474


Thrissur- 401


Kannur- 321


Wayanad- 290


Idukki- 256


Palakkad- 234


Kasargod- 87

In the last 24 hours, 61,066 samples have been tested. The test positivity rate stands at 11.40.

With the addition of 3 new regions and the removal of 3, there are 407 hotspots in the state.

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