Kerala reports 17,983 new Covid cases on Friday

Kerala recorded 17,983 COVID-19 cases on Friday, pushing the total cases reported from the state to 45,97,266. As many as 15,054 people were cured of the infection, taking the total recoveries to 44,09,530.

The active cases touched 1,62,846. Kerala is currently the only state in India with more than one lakh active cases.

With 127 deaths being reported on Friday, the state’s death toll has risen to 24,318.

In the last 24 hours, 1,10,523 samples were tested and the test positivity rate was 16.27%.

District wise positive cases:

Thrissur – 2,784

Ernakulam – 2,397

Thiruvananthapuram – 1,802

Kollam – 1,500

Kottayam – 1,367

Kozhikode – 1,362

Palakkad – 1,312

Malappuram – 1,285

Alappuzha – 1,164

Idukki – 848

Kannur – 819

Pathanamthitta – 759

Wayanad – 338

Kasaragod – 246