Kerala records over 20,000 COVID-19 cases for second day in a row

Kerala reported over 22,000 new COVID cases along with 131 deaths showing a huge surge in new COVID-19 infections.

On Wednesday, 28th July, Kerala has recorded over 22,000 new COVID cases, indicating a significant increase in infections. The state recorded 22,056 new cases on Wednesday, while 22,129 new cases were reported yesterday.

The state saw a total of 17,761 recoveries on Wednesday. The positivity rate recorded was 12.35%  which is almost four times the national average of 3%.

On Tuesday, the state’s five districts reported more than 2,000 new cases, with Malappuram topping the way with 4,037. Thrissur came in second with 2,623, followed by Kozhikode with 2,397, Ernakulam with 2,352, Palakkad with 2,115, Kollam with 1,914, Kottayam with 1,136, and Thiruvananthapuram with 1,100.

1,072 cases were recorded in Kannur, and 1,064 were reported Alappuzha. According to the statement, 116 of the new cases are health workers, 124 are from outside the state, and 20,914 were infected through contact, with the source of contact unknown in 975 instances.

Kerala was the first state in the country to identify a COVID case in January 2020, and the pandemic has shown no signs of relenting in the past three months, according to health ministry figures.

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