The COVID-19 recoveries in Kerala crossed the 3.25-lakh mark with 8,474 persons recovering on Thursday, while 7020 new cases were detected. The total infection count surged to 4,05,545 and the toll climbed to 1,429 with 26 deaths, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told. As many as 91,784 people are currently undergoing treatment in various hospitals across the state, giving the infection details after a covid review meeting. Of the new cases, 168 people had come from outside the state, 6,037 were infected through contact and the source of infection of 734 was yet to be known, the CM said.
Thrissur district reported the highest number of cases on Thursday- 964, followed by Ernakulam 594 and Thiruvananthapuram 625. Eighty-one health workers were among those who tested positive. As many as 8,474 persons who were under treatment in various hospitals have recuperated. With this, the total number of people who have got well has touched 3,25,166 so far. Currently, 2.91 lakh persons are under surveillance. As many as 54,339 samples were tested in the last 24 hours and thus far 45,31,069, specimens have been sent for examination. Twenty-two new areas were added to the list of hot spots, taking the total number to 694. The incidents of people not wearing masks have been on rising of late, the chief minister said.