Kerala reports 8,790 cases,27 more deaths

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Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 28 (PTI): After a brief lull, Kerala on Wednesday reported 8,790 new COVID-19 cases, including 94 health workers, taking the total count to 3.98 lakh, while the toll climbed to 1,403 with 27 more fatalities, Health Minister K K Shailaja said.

The state had reported 5,457 cases on Tuesday and 4287 on Monday.

The total recoveries have gone up to 3,16,692, with 7,660 getting cured today,the minister said in a press release.

As many as 93,264 patients are presently undergoing treatment, according to the release.

In the last 24 hours, 66,980 samples have been tested.

Three districts accounted for over 1000 cases today-- Ernakulam 1,250, the highest, followed by Kozhikode (1149) and Thrissur (1018).

The government today confirmed that 27 deaths were due to Covid, including three nonagenarians, taking the toll to 1403.

'Of the positive cases, 178 had come from outside the state and 7646 were infected through contact.As many as 94 health workers, including 22 from Thiruvananthapuram and 19 each from Kozhikode and Kannur, were among those who were infected on Wednesday,' Shailaja said.

So far, 44,076,730 samples have been sent for testing.

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