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Kerala registers 17,518 new COVID-19 cases; TPR at 13.63

A total of 132 COVID-19 deaths too were confirmed on Friday

APTOPIX Virus Outbreak India A metro train runs behind as a man wearing a mask as a precaution against the coronavirus walks on a bridge in Kochi, Kerala | AP

Kerala reported 17,518 new COVID-19 cases and 11,067 recoveries on Friday. With this, the number of active COVID cases in the state rose to 1,35,198.

So far, 30,83,962 have been cured of the disease.

Of the new cases, 16,638 contracted the virus through contact while 110 came from outside the state and 70 are healthcare workers.

A total of 1,28,489 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

So far, 2,59,50,704 samples have been sent for testing. The test positivity rate (TPR) in the state is 13.63.

Malappuram, Thrissur and Kozhikode districts reported the most cases—2,871, 2,023 and 1,870 respectively.

A total of 132 COVID-19 deaths too were confirmed on Friday. With this, the COVID death toll in the state rose to 15,871.

There are currently 4,18,496 people under observation across the state. Of them, 3,92,805 are under home or institutional quarantine while 25,691 are in hospitals.

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