Covid-19 was detected in 34,694 persons in Kerala on Friday while 31,319 patients have recovered from the disease, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.
“In the last 24 hours, Covid was not detected in any person who recently came to Kerala from the UK taking the total to 125, and their samples have been sent to NIV, Pune for further testing. So far, 11 people who came from the UK were diagnosed with the genetically modified virus,” the CM told a press conference here this evening.
Meanwhile, 93 recent deaths were confirmed today as due to Covid taking the death toll in the state to 6,243.
The CM said 1,31,375 samples were tested during the last 24 hours and the test positivity rate is 26.41 %. Till now, a total of 1,76,89,727 samples have been sent for testing.
Today, nine places were identified as new hotspots while no place was excluded from the list, taking the total to 844 hotspots in the State.