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Wednesday, 12 May 2021 11.21 PM IST

Kerala clocks 5471 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, 5027 cases through contact, 16 deaths

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state confirmed 5471 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, Health Minister KK Shailaja said. Among these, 5027 persons developed the disease through contact including 322 cases without an identified source of infection. 77 persons who came from outside the state tested positive for the virus. 45 health workers contracted the disease on Friday.


5835 patients tested negative for the virus today. As of now, there are 63,581 active cases in the state.

The state confirmed 16 deaths due to the virus on Friday with the toll rising to 3970.

District wise breakup of positive cases:

Kozhikode-750

Ernakulam-746

Thrissur-553

Alappuzha-506

Pathanamthitta-480

Kollam-460

Kottayam-376

Thiruvananthapuram-363

Malappuram-308

Kannur-279

Idukki-203

Wayanad-161

Palakkad-153

Kasaragod-133

In the last 24 hours, 85,969 samples have been tested. The test positivity rate stands at 6.36.


With the addition of 7 new regions and the removal of 3, there are 456 hotspots in the state.

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