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COVID-19: Kerala reports 2791 new cases on Saturday; 2535 cases through contact 16 deaths

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state confirmed 2791 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said. Among these, 2535 persons developed the disease through contact including 169 cases without an identified source of infection. 72 persons who came from outside the state tested positive for the virus. 15 health workers contracted the disease on Saturday.

3517 patients tested negative for the virus today. As of now, there are 42,819 active cases in the state.

The state confirmed 16 deaths due to the virus on Saturday with the toll rising to 4287.

District wise breakup of positive cases:

Kozhikode- 376

Kollam- 299

Malappuram- 286

Ernakulam- 237

Thrissur- 231

Kottayam- 223

Pathanamthitta- 222

Kannur- 215

Alappuzha- 206

Thiruvananthapuram- 188

Palakkad- 102

Kasargod- 89

Wayanad- 61

Idukki- 56

In the last 24 hours, 61,764 samples have been tested. The test positivity rate stands at 4.52.

With the removal of 1 region, there are 356 hotspots in the state.

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