COVID-19: Ker logs 5,266 new cases, cumulative tally touches 9.29 lakh

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Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 31 (PTI): Kerala reported 5,266 COVID-19 cases, including a UK returnee, on Sunday and 5,730 people were cured, taking the total caseload to 9.29 lakh and recoveries to 8.54 lakh, the government said.

As many as 70,983 people are presently undergoing treatment, Health minister, K K Shailaja, said.

In the last 24 hours, ending 2PM, 48,118 samples have been tested and the test positivity rate has touched 10.94 per cent.

So far, 96,25,913 samples have been sent for testing.

The toll has mounted to 3,743 with the addition of 21 more fatalities.

Of the positivecases, 42 are health workers, 71 had come from outside the state and 4746 were infected through contact.

While Ernakulam recorded 743 cases, Kozhikode logged 650 and Kottayam 511, followed by Wayanad (153) and Kasaragod (70), the minister said in a press release here.

At least 2,18,874 people are presently under observation, including 11,482 in hospitals.PTI UD SS PTI PTI