New Delhi: Kerala on Friday (June 11) reported 14,233 new COVID-19 cases and 173 deaths in the past 24 hours. The cases were down by 1,981 new infections as compared to the previous day when 16,024 Covid-19 cases were reported on Thursday.
This has pushed the total infection tally to 26,72,798 and the total death toll to 10,804.
15,355 recoveries have been reported in the past 24 hours taking the total tally to 25,57,597.
The active cases in the country now stand at 1,34,001.
“We are slowly recovering from the threat of the second wave of the pandemic. The number of covid patients and the spread has reduced these days. The lockdown and the cooperation of the people have helped us in containing the spread,” said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan as quoted by PTI.
“When compared to other places, Kerala has controlled the death rate effectively. All these doesn’t mean that we can lower our guard,” Vijayan said.
Thiruvananthapuram was the most affected district with 2,060 cases followed by Ernakulam (1,629) and Kollam (1,552).
108 infections on Friday were reported from people coming from outside the state.
“The source of infection of 626 is yet to be traced and 66 health workers are also among the infected,” the state health department said in a bulletin.
There are 880 hotspots currently in the state.
“Till now, 1,09,61,670 doses of vaccine were given, of which 87,52,601 persons received their first dose and 22,09,069 received the second. We have administered the first dose to 26.2 per cent of the population and 6.61 per cent of the population received the second,” the department said