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Kerala Reports 24,296 Covid-19 Cases on August 24

Kerala on Monday had reported 13,383 fresh cases of COVID-19 and 90 deaths.

Covid Testing in Kerala.(PTI File Photo)

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala on Tuesday reported 24,296 new Covid-19 cases, a massive jump of more than 10,000 cases as compared to Monday. Cases went up by 10,913 from Monday when 13,383 cases were reported.

With this, the total cases reported in the state jumped to 38,51,984.

173 deaths were reported in the same period taking the total fatality count to 19,757.

The daily recoveries were recorded at 19,349 taking the total figure to 36,72,357.

The Test Positivity Rate (TPR) jumped to 18.04 per cent from 15.63 per cent on Monday.

As many as 19,349 people have been cured of the infection since Monday, taking the total recoveries to 36,72,357 and the number of active cases to 1,59,335, an official press release here said.

In the last 24 hours, 1,34,706 samples were tested and the TPR was found to be 18.04 per cent. So far, 3,04,53,773 samples have been tested, it said.

Among districts, Ernakulam recorded the highest with 3,149 cases followed by Thrissur (3,046), Kozhikode (2,875), Malappuram (2,778), Palakkad (2,212), Kollam (1,762), Kottayam (1,474), Thiruvananthapuram (1,435), Kannur (1,418), Alappuzha (1,107) and Pathanamthitta (1,031).

Of the new cases, 90 are health workers, 118 from outside the state and 22,775 infected through contact, with the source of the contact not being clear in 1,313 cases, the release said.

There are currently 4,67,051 people under surveillance in various districts. Of these, 4,41,012 are in home or institutional quarantine and 26,039 in hospitals.

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