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8,253 COVID-19 cases, 25 deaths reported in Kerala

8,253 COVID-19 cases, 25 deaths reported in Kerala

Published:24 October 2020

Kerala on Saturday reported 8,253 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total infection count to 3,73,148, while 25 fatalities pushed the toll to 1,306. Out of the new cases, 7,084 people contracted the virus through contacts, 163 came from outside the state, while the source of infection of 939 patients was not known.

Thiruvananthapuram | Kerala on Saturday reported 8,253 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total infection count to 3,73,148, while 25 fatalities pushed the toll to 1,306.
Out of the new cases today, 7,084 people contracted the virus through contacts, 163 came from outside the state, while the source of infection of 939 patients was not known, Health Minister K K Shailaja said in a release.
As many as 67 health workers were among those infected, she said.
Active cases stood at 97,147.
Of the fresh infections, Ernakulam reported 1,170, the highest in the state, followed by Thrissur with 1,086 and Thiruvananthapuram with 909.
A total of 6,468 people recovered on Saturday, taking the total number of those cured in the state to 2,87,261.
"Currently there are 2,83,517 people under observation in the state, out of which 23,455 are in isolation wards of various hospitals," the minister said.
In the last 24 hours, the state tested 67,593 samples.
Among the other districts with high cases on Saturday, Kozhikode reported 770, Kollam 737, Malappuram 719, Alappuzha 706, Kottayam 458, Palakkad 457, Kannur 430, Pathanamthitta 331, Idukki 201, Kasaragod 200 and Wayanad 79.
Sixteen regions were added to the list of hotspots and eight were removed, taking the total to 624.


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