Kerala’s COVID-19 case graph pointed north on Sunday, with 7,445 new cases. The State tested 54,493 samples. The test positivity rate jumped from 11.9% to 13.6%.
The number of critically ill patients in ICUs was 380, with 92 of them on ventilator support.
The Health department added 21 more deaths. Thiruvananthapuram accounted for six deaths, Kozhikode four, two each from Kannur, Palakkad, Ernakulam and one each from Kollam, Alapuzha, Kottayam, Thrissur and Kasaragod.
On Sunday, 95% new cases were locally acquired infections, with the source unknown in 561 cases. This included infections among 97 healthcare workers, 19 of them in Thiruvananthapuram and 17 in Kannur. – The Hindu