On Saturday, Kerala reported 5,772 new Covid-19 cases. In a press statement by Health Minister KK Shailaja, the state has collected 60,210 in the last 24 hours. Currently, Kerala has 66,856 active Covid-19 cases.
Out of 5,772 cases, 4,989 persons were infected through contact, 91 persons infected came from outside the state. However, the source of infection for 639 cases is still unknown.
Kerala also reported 6,719 recoveries, taking the recovery toll to 4,88,437. However, the National Institute of Virology in Alappuzha confirmed that there were 25 casualties, taking the state’s death toll to 2,022. The test positivity rate of Kerala is 9.59%.