Kerala's COVID caseload breaches 4.61 lakh mark, with 7002 new cases

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Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 6 (PTI): With the addition of 7,002 fresh cases on Friday, Kerala's COVID-19 count touched 4,62,469, while over 80,000 people are presently undergoing treatment, Health minister K K Shailaja said.

Twenty-seven deaths were confirmed due to Covid in the state today, pushing the toll to 1,640.

As many as 7,854 people were cured of the infection, taking the recoveries to 3,88,504, the minister said in a press release here.

Presently, 83,208 people are undergoing treatment for the disease.

In the last 24 hours, 63,384 samples have been tested and so far 49,85,584 samples have been sent for testing.

Thrissur recorded 951 cases today, Kozhikode 763, Malappuram 761 and Ernakulam 673 cases. Of those who tested positive, 98 had come from outside the state and 6192 were infected through contact while the source of infection of 646 people is not known.

Those who tested positive for the virus included 66 health workers.

As many as 3,07,828 people are presently under observation in the state in various districts and 21,148 are in hospitals.

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