August 17 Kerala Covid Update: Kerala registers 1,725 new cases and 1,131 negative cases

Kerala has registered a total of 1,725 new Covid positive cases. The number of samples that turned negative stands at 1,131. With this, the total number of covid cases in Kerala has reached 46,162, while the state’s total active cases have reached 15,890. A total of 30,029 people have recovered from the disease. Amongst those who have turned positive today, 45 are from overseas, while 75 came from other states.

The state has registered 1,572 cases through transmission in the past 24 hours. Out of those who caught the disease through transmission, the sources of 94 are yet to be traced down. Incidentally, the state has also recorded 13 more Covid death cases, taking the tally to 169.

The district wise breakup figure of positive cases is all follows,

Thiruvananthapuram – 461

Malappuram –306

Thrissur – 156

Alappuzha – 139

Palakkad – 137

Ernakulam – 129

Kasargode – 97

Kottayam – 89

Kannur – 77

Kollam – 48

Kozhikode – 46

Idukki – 23

Wayanad – 15

Pathanamthitta – 2

Number of people who have turned negative

Thiruvananthapuram – 270

Kasargode – 170

Malappuram – 130

Alappuzha – 110

Kollam – 89

Kozhikode – 76

Ernakulam – 63

Palakkad – 53

Kottayam – 46

Thrissur – 42

Pathanamthitta – 32

Kannur – 22

Idukki – 15

Wayanad – 13

Right now, 1,64,029 people are under observation, out of which a total of 13,697 are in hospital. Today, a total of 1,455 people have been admitted to hospitals. During the last 24 hours, Kerala has tested a total of 26,150 samples. Till date, Kerala has tested a total of 12,05,759 samples. The state has a total of 571 hotspots right now.