COVID-19: 12,742 cases in Kerala on Wednesday, active cases cross 54K; Kasaragod 262 Kannur 540
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 12,742 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday after testing 72,808 samples, taking its Test Positivity Rate (TPR) to 17.5 per cent.
COVID fatalities reached 50,254, after 176 previously undocumented deaths and 23 recent ones were added to the list, Health Minister Veena George said in a press release.
After 2,552 more recover from the infection, the number active patients in the state reached 54,430. Among them, only 5 per cent are admitted to hospitals currently. The active cases which were below the 50,000-mark from November 26, 2021 onwards, breached that level on Wednesday as a third wave of infections started spreading rapidly in the state.