Kerala records 2,541 cases, 12 deaths

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Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 3 (PTI) Kerala reported 2,541 new COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths on Saturday, pushing the caseload to 11,32,431 and death toll to 4,658.

According to the state health department, 1,660 people recuperated from the disease today, taking the tally to 11,00,186.

Currently, there are 27,274 people under treatment and 1,42,761 under observation of which 4,306 are in isolation wards of various hospitals, a release said.

The state tested 44,779 samples in the last 24 hours and the test positivity rate was 5.67 per cent.

The state has till now tested 1,33,09,773 samples.

Kozhikode reported the most number of cases on Saturday--568, followed by Ernakulam with 268 and Kannur (264).

'Out of those found infected today, 108 reached the state from outside, while 2,261 contracted the disease through their contacts and 11 health workers are also among the infected,' the release said.

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