21,000 Fresh Covid Cases Reported In Kerala, Third Wave Alert

  • | Wednesday | 18th August, 2021

Kerala is witnessing a covid surge which is an alert. 

 With more than 21k covid positive cases on Wednesday, Kerala is at alert. The state in total records 3,745,457, with 19,049 people losing their lives. 

Of the 14 districts in Kerala, Malappuram reported over 3,000 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, while three other districts reported over 2,000 new cases and six districts witnessed more than 1,000 new cases. Only four districts reported under 1,000 new cases on the day, however, there too, the count remained above at least 500, data from the bulletin showed.

After reporting 12,294 cases on Monday (August 16), the state has seen two consecutive days when the single-day tally remained above the 20,000-mark. On Tuesday, it logged 21,613 new cases and 127 fatalities.

Malappuram on Wednesday saw 3,089 new cases, marking the second straight day of over 3,000 cases in the district. The active caseload was recorded at 31,456, the highest among other districts as of day.

With 2,821 new cases, Kozhikode added the second-most to the state’s single-day tally on Wednesday. It is also the district with the second-highest number of active cases with 26,576 infections.

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