Kerala is seeing a sharp jump of nearly 31 per cent in the new Covid cases over the past 24 hours.
The state today reported 31,445 fresh cases, pushing its total infection count to 38,83,429 and fatalities to 19,972. The state recorded 215 deaths along with a test positivity rate of 19.03 per cent.
Ernakulam district recorded the highest number with 4,048 cases, followed by Thrissur (3,865), Kozhikode (3,680), Malappuram (3,502), Palakkad (2,562), Kollam (2,479), Kottayam (2,050), Kannur (1,930) Alappuzha (1,874), Thiruvananthapuram (1,700), Idukki (1,166) Pathanamthitta (1,008) and Wayanad (962), a government release said.
Following Onam festivities, medical experts had predicted the state’s TPR to go beyond 20 per cent and the number of infections to rise.
There are currently 4,70,860 people under surveillance in various districts of Kerala. Of these, 4,44,278 are in home or institutional quarantine and 26,582 in hospitals. Of the new cases reported today, 123 were health workers, 138 from outside the state, and 29,608 infected through contact, with the source of contact not being clear in 1,576 cases, the government release said.