COVID-19: Kerala records 2,456 fresh cases, 10 deaths

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Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 24 (PTI) Kerala reported 2,456 new COVID-19 cases and ten more deaths on Wednesday, taking the infection count to 11,10,257 and the toll to 4,527.

State health minister K K Shailaja said the state tested 56,740 samples in the last 24 hours and the test positivity rate was 4.33 per cent.

Till now, the state has tested 1,28,10,707 samples.

Meanwhile, 2,060 people recuperated from the disease today, taking the total cured in the state to 10,80,803.

Currently, there are 24,268 people under treatment and 1,26,817 under observation, out of which 3,693 are in isolation wards of various hospitals across the state.

Kozhikode reported the most number of cases--333-- today, followed by Thiruvananthapuram with 300, Kannur (295) and Ernakulam (245).

'Out of those infected today, 105 reached the state from outside while 2,146 contracted the disease through their contacts.The source of infection of 187 is yet to be traced and 18 health workers are also among the infected,' the minister said in a release.

The number of hotspots in the state is 354.PTI RRT BN BN