Kerala records 9,016 new COVID-19 cases, 7,991 recoveries on Saturday; Kasaragod 280 Kannur 464

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Kerala records 9,016 new COVID-19 cases, 7,991 recoveries on Saturday; Kasaragod 280 Kannur 464

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala's COVID-19 case count reached 3,34,228 on Saturday, with the state reporting 9,016 fresh cases. The state also registered 7,991 recoveries in the last 24 hours. So far, 96,004 people recovered from the disease, while 2,36,989 patients are still under treatment in various hospitals across the state, Kerala Health Minister K K Shailaja said in a statement. Local transmission of COVID-19 continues unabated as 7,464 of the newly reported cases contracted the virus through contact. Of this, the infection sources of 1,321 are unknown.

The minister also confirmed 26 more deaths on Saturday. The official death toll now stands at 1,139.

District-wise break-up of today's positive cases: Malappuram - 1,519 (1,445 contact cases) Thrissur - 1,109 (1,079) Ernakulam - 1,022 (525) Kozhikode - 926 (888) Thiruvananthapuram - 848 (576) Palakkad - 688 (383) Kollam - 656 (651) Alappuzha - 629 (604) Kannur - 464 (328) Kottayam - 411 (358) Kasaragod - 280 (270) Pathanamthitta - 203 (153) Idukki -140 (87) Wayanad - 121 (117)

District-wise break-up of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram - 860 Kollam - 718 Pathanamthitta - 302 Alappuzha - 529 Kottayam - 217 Idukki - 63 Ernakulam - 941 Thrissur - 1,227 Palakkad - 343 malappuram - 513 Kozhikode - 1,057 Wayanad - 144 Kasaragod - 564 Kannur - 561