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Kerala reports 51,739 fresh coronavirus cases, sees 68 deaths

Kerala logged 51,739 fresh COVID-19 cases on Thursday taking the caseload to 58,26,596, while the death toll rose to 52,343 with 68 COVID-19-related deaths being registered.

A medic, in PPE suit, collects nasal swab for Covid-19 test, amid the rise in Covid-19 cases across the country, Kochi (Photo: PTI)

Press Trust of India Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala logged 51,739 fresh COVID-19 cases on Thursday taking the caseload to 58,26,596, while the death toll rose to 52,343 with 68 COVID-19-related deaths being registered.
On Wednesday, the state had recorded 49,771. The state on Tuesday had registered 55,475 cases, the highest ever single day spike in the infection since the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020.
The previous highest ever in a single day was recorded on January 20- 46,387.
The state Health department said 1,16,003 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.
There are 4,68,717 people under observation of which 11,227 are in isolation wards of various hospitals, a department release said.
"Currently, there are 3,09,489 active COVID-19 cases in the state of which only 3.6 per cent are hospitalised," the release said.
Meanwhile, 42,653 people recovered from the disease, taking the total recoveries to 54,63,960

Among the latest fatalities, 11 were recorded over the last few days while 57 were designated as COVID-19 deaths after receiving appeals based on the new guidelines of the Centre and the directions of the Supreme Court.
Among the districts, Ernakulam reported the highest number of cases today--9,708, followed by Thiruvananthapuram with 7,675 and Thrissur 3,934.
"Out of those who were found infected today, 237 reached the state from outside while 47,490 contracted the disease from their contact. The source of infection of 3,548 patients is yet to be ascertained and 464 health workers are also among the infected," the release said.

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First Published: Jan 27 2022 | 6:55 PM IST

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