Single highest one day spike of 6 477 COVID-19 cases in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 25 (PTI) Kerala recorded the
single highest one day spike of 6,477 COVID-19 cases on
Friday, taking the infection tally to 1,59,933.
Twenty two deaths took the toll to 635.
The state had on Thursday reported 6,324 cases and 21
As the state government increased the sample testing in
the last 24 hours to 56,057, the positive cases touched 6,477.
"Out of those infected today, 58 are from abroad, 198 are
from other states and 5,418 got the disease from their
The sources of infection of 713 are yet to be confirmed.
Eighty health workers are among those infected," health
minister K K Shailaja said in a release.
Thiruvananthapuram reported the maximum of 814 cases,
followed by Malappuram with 784, while Kozhikode, Ernakulam
and Thrissur each reported over 600 cases.
Kollam and Alappuzha each had over 550 cases and Kannur
and Palakkad, 419 each.
The least number of cases, 74, was recorded in Wayanad.
Meanwhile, a total of 3,481 people were discharged today
after testing negative for the infection, taking the total
number of those cured to 1,11,331, the minister said.
At least 2,15,691 persons are under observation, out of
whom 27,426 are in isolation wards of various hospitals.
While 12 regions were classified as hot spots, 14 were
removed from the list and currently there are 652 hot spots in
the state.
The highest number of cases recorded today was in
Thiruvananthapuram district with 8,842, followed by Kozhikode
with 5,146 Ernakulam 5,031 and Kollam 4,001. PTI RRT APR

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