Kerala reported 35,636 new Covid-19 cases, 48 deaths, and 15,493 recoveries on Saturday. The state’s death toll has climbed to 5,356, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a media briefing on Saturday.
There are 3,23,828 active cases at present, with 52,836 undergoing treatment in Ernakulam, 46,427 in Kozhikode and 36,650in Malappuram, Chief Minister Vijayan said. Kozhikode reported the highest number of 5,554 cases in the past 24 hours, followed by Ernakulam (5,002), Thrissur (4,070), and Malappuram and Thiruvananthapuram reported over 3,000 cases each.
In the last 24 hours, 1,46,474 samples were tested and the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) stood at 24.33 per cent. At least 108 returnees from UK, eight from South Africa and one from Brazil have so far tested positive for the virus.
The samples of 114 of them returned negative and 11 were found infected with the mutant strains so far, the C said. At least 6,87,843 people are under observation in various districts, including 25,326 in hospitals.