Covid cases decreasing in Kerala: CM Pinarayi Vijayan
| Saturday | 6th February, 2021
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said there was a slight dip in the Covid-19 cases in the state. In the last week, there has been a decrease of 5% in the caseload.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said there was a slight dip in the Covid-19 cases in the state. In the last week, there has been a decrease of 5% in the caseload. The number of testing has been increased considerably. From 33,579 samples on February 1, it has been increased to 91,931 samples on Friday. Though certain relaxations have been brought in the lockdown, it does not mean that we are completely out of danger, said the chief minister.
The state on Friday reported 5,610 new Covid-19 positive cases. With this, the total cases reported in the state rose to 9,56,421. Among the new cases, 5,131 people have contracted the virus through local transmission and sources of infection in 350 cases were not known. Among those infected include 28 healthcare professionals and 101 people who have arrived from outside the state were also tested positive.
As many as 6,653 patients have recovered from the disease. Meanwhile, 19 deaths occurred in the last few days were confirmed of Covid-19, taking the death toll in the state to 3,832. Ernakulam reported the highest number of cases (714) followed by Kozhikode (706), Malappuram (605), Pathanamthitta (521), Thrissur (495), Kottayam (458), Thiruvananthapuram (444), Kollam (391), Alappuzha (301), Kannur (253), Idukki (232), Palakkad (219), Wayanad (163) and Kasaragod (99).
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