A dip in testing over the weekend introduced a steep drop in new cases of COVID-19 in the State on Monday.
As testing over 24 hours dipped to 39,046 samples, the brand new cases reported on Monday went down to 1,412. The take a look at positivity fee additionally dropped under 4% for the primary time, registering 3.62%. The State’s cumulative case burden, ever because the pandemic started, rose to 10,78,739.
Of the 39,046 tests accomplished, 19,688 had been speedy antigen assay. Though the State has engaged cell testing labs for reinforcing the variety of RT-PCR tests there has not been a big improve in these tests. On Monday, RT-PCR tests numbered 17,396. Other molecular diagnostic tests like Truenat, CBNAAT, constituted the remaining tests.
The State’s energetic case pool, which has been dropping steadily, went under 40,000 on Monday and stands at 39,236 cases. A considerably excessive variety of recoveries than new cases had been reported on the day. With 3,030 individuals recovering, the cumulative recoveries rose to 10,34,895.
On Monday, the addition of 12 current deaths to the official record of COVID-19 fatalities took the State’s cumulative toll until date to 4,312 deaths.
Kollam reported three deaths, Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Malappuram and Kozhikode reported two deaths every, whereas Kannur reported one loss of life.
Of the brand new cases reported on Monday, the supply of an infection of 117 individuals couldn’t be traced, whereas 1,258 persons are believed to have been contaminated by way of native transmission.
Among districts, Kozhikode reported the utmost variety of new cases, 245; Kollam 141; Thiruvananthapuram 139; Ernakulam 138; Malappuram 132; Idukki 104; Thrissur 90; Kannur 82; Kottayam 80; Alappuzha 79; Palakkad 55; Kasaragod 48; Pathanamthitta 48; and Wayanad 31 cases.
From South Africa
One one who reached the State from South Africa has examined optimistic for COVID-19. With this, a complete of 100 individuals who got here from overseas since mid-December have examined optimistic for COVID-19. This contains 98 individuals from the U.Ok. and two from South Africa.
So far, 11 individuals, together with one contact of a U.Ok. returnee, have examined optimistic for the virus variant B.1.1.7 in the State.