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Kerala Records 19,653 Fresh Covid Cases, 152 Deaths

People wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus walk at a pedestrian crossing in Kochi, Kerala. (AP Photo/R S Iyer)

People wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus walk at a pedestrian crossing in Kochi, Kerala. (AP Photo/R S Iyer)

The number of people who recovered from the infection since Saturday was 26,711.

Kerala on Sunday reported 19,653 fresh COVID-19 cases and 152 deaths, which took the caseload to 45,08,493 and fatalities to 23,591 till date. The number of people who recovered from the infection since Saturday was 26,711 which brought the total recoveries to 43,10,674 and the number of active cases to 1,73,631, an official press release said.

As many as 1,13,295 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, the release said.Of the 14 districts, Ernakulam recorded the highest with 2,810 cases followed by Thrissur (2,620), Thiruvananthapuram (2,105), Kozhikode (1,957), Palakkad (1,593), Kollam (1,392), Malappuram (1,387), Kottayam (1,288) and Alappuzha (1,270), it said.

Of the new cases, 84 were health workers, 105 from outside the State and 18,657 infected through contact with the source of it not clear in 807 cases.There are currently 5,12,854 people under surveillance in various districts, of whom 4,87,587 are in home or institutional quarantine and 25,267 in hospitals.

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first published:September 19, 2021, 07:14 IST