According to an official press release, Kerala recorded 8,538 new COVID-19 cases and 363 deaths on Sunday, taking the total number of cases to 49,06,125 and the death toll to 28,592.
Of the 363 deaths, 71 were reported in the last few days, 211 were such that were not confirmed till June 18 last year due to lack of adequate documentation and 81 were reported to be COVID-19 cases after receiving an appeal based on the Centre’s new guidelines. was designated as death. and directions of the Supreme Court, a release from the state government said.
With 11,366 more people recovering from the virus since Saturday, the total recoveries touched 48,08,775 and active cases came down to 77,363, the release said.
In the last 24 hours, 79,100 samples were tested. Among 14 districts, Ernakulam reported 1,481 cases, followed by Thiruvananthapuram with 1,210 and Thrissur with 852 cases. Of the new cases, 42 were health workers, 32 were from outside the state and 8,212 were infected through contact with its source. 252.
At present 2,69,881 people are under observation in various districts, of which 2,61,252 are in home or institutional quarantine and 8,629 are in hospitals.
(with PTI input)