COVID-19 Kerala witnesses highest single-day spurt of 7 445 cases

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 27 (PTI)Kerala registered its
biggest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases on Sunday with
7,445 additions, taking the total number of those infected in
the state to 1.74 lakh.
Kozhikode district reported 956 fresh cases, the highest
in the state on Sunday followed by Malappuram with 915 and
Thiruvananthapuram 853.
The state also saw 21 deaths on Sunday, taking the toll
to 677.
"Out of the total infections in the state, 309 came from
other states, 62 from abroad while 6,404 contracted the
disease through their contacts.
Sources of infection of at least 561 people are yet to be
traced," Health Minister K K Shailaja said.
The minister in a release said 97 health workers were
also among the infected.
Meanwhile, results of 3,391 people have come out
negative, taking the total number of those cured in the state
to 1.17 lakh.
"Currently, there are 56,709 people undertreatment in
the state.
At least 2,27,831 people are under observation across the
state out of which 28,770 are in isolation wards of various
hospitals," the Minister said.
The state has tested 54,493 samples in the last 24 hours.
As many as 17 new hot spots were categorised in the state
and 14 regions removed from the list, taking the total number
to 655.
Thiruvananthapuram, the state capital has 9,928 active
cases, followed by Ernakulam with 6,107 cases and Kozhikode
with 5,968 cases. PTI RRT

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