Covid-19 was detected in 19,760 persons in Kerala on Tuesday while 24,117 patients have recovered from the disease.
“In the last 24 hours, Covid was not detected in any person who recently came to Kerala from the UK taking the total to 126, 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,” a press release said here this evening.
Meanwhile, 194 recent deaths were confirmed today as due to Covid taking the death toll in the state to 9,009.
It said 1,30,594 samples were tested during the last 24 hours and the test positivity rate is 15.13 %. Till now, a total of 1,99,26,522 samples have been sent for testing.
Today, two places were identified as new hotspots while no place was excluded from the list, taking the total to 885 hotspots in the State.