August 18 Kerala Covid Update: Kerala registers 2,333 new cases and 1,217 negative cases

Kerala has registered a total of 2,333 new Covid positive cases. The number of samples that turned negative stands at 1,217. With this, the total number of covid cases in Kerala has reached 50,253, while the state’s total active cases have reached 17,382. A total of 32,611 people have recovered from the disease. Amongst those who have turned positive today, 60 are from overseas, while 98 came from other states.

The state has registered 2,151 cases through transmission in the past 24 hours. Out of those who caught the disease through transmission, the sources of 53 are yet to be traced down. Incidentally, the state has also recorded 7 more Covid death cases, taking the tally to 182.

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

Thiruvananthapuram – 540
Malappuram – 322
Alappuzha – 253
Ernakulam – 230
Kottayam – 203
Kasargod – 174
Kannur – 126
Thrissur – 97
Pathanamthitta – 87
Kozhikode – 78
Kollam – 77
Palakkad – 65
Idukki – 64
Wayanad – 17

Number of people who have turned negative

Thiruvananthapuram – 224
Kollam – 41
Pathanamthitta – 18
Alappuzha – 65
Kottayam – 54
Idukki – 5
Ernakulam – 101
Thrissur – 28
Palakkad – 103
Malappuram – 263
Kozhikode – 174
Wayanad – 12
Kannur – 48
Kasargod – 81

Right now, 1,69,687 people are under observation, out of which a total of 13,759 are in hospital. Today, a total of 1,730 people have been admitted to hospitals. During the last 24 hours, Kerala has tested a total of 36, 291 samples. Till date, Kerala has tested a total of 12,76,358 samples. The state has a total of 572 hotspots right now.