Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala): Kerala reported 4,557 new Covid-19 cases during the last 24 hours, as per the health bulletin issued by the state government on Saturday. The positivity rate for the day stands at 7.7 per cent. A total of 58,817 samples were tested during the last 24 hours.
During the last 24 hours, 5,108 people recovered from the infection, taking the total recoveries in the state to 50,75,065. A total of 41,439 people have lost their lives to the deadly virus, with 52 deaths being reported during the last 24 hours.
There are currently 43,771 active Covid-19 cases in the state. Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, the state has recorded a total of 51,61,471 Covid-19 cases.
Amid rising concerns regarding the Omicron variant of Covid-19, a traveller from the United Kingdom who landed in Kerala tested Covid-19 positive. Speaking to ANI on Friday evening, Kozhikode District Medical Officer Dr Ummer Farook, “A man, who returned from the UK on November 21, tested positive for Covid-19 on November 26”. “Samples of his mother and house help have been sent for testing. The man’s sample has been sent for genome sequencing,” he said.
(With Inputs from ANI)