20,487 new Covid cases in Kerala on Saturday, TPR drops to 15.19%

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 20,487 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, pushing the total cases reported from the state to 43,55,191.In the last 24 hours, 1,34,861 samples were tested and the test positivity rate was 15.19 per cent.With 181 deaths being reported on Saturday, the state’s death toll has risen to 22,484.

As many as 26,155 people were cured of the infection, taking the total recoveries to 41,00,355.The active cases also came down to 2,31,792, Health Minister Veena George said in a press release.Of the positive cases, 95 were health workers, while 102 had come from outside the state and 19,497 infected through contact. The source of infection of 793 among them is unknown.