Kerala on Saturday reported 6,075 new cases of COVID-19 after 60,437 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.
The state’s cumulative COVID-19 burden, since the pandemic began, now stands at 50,95,924 cases.
The official cumulative case death toll now stands at 37,299, with the state adding 248 deaths to the official list of COVID deaths on Saturday. These include 32 deaths and 216 deaths in the last few days which have now been accepted as COVID deaths by the government following the Centre’s new guidelines and appeals filed by families.
The state’s active case pool fell to 61,114 patients on Saturday, with 6,061 persons reported to have recovered from the disease during the day.
According to the Health Department, only 6.8% of the active cases are admitted in hospitals or field hospitals.
The current ICU of COVID patients in both public and private hospitals now stands at 833, while the number of patients requiring ventilator support stood at 329 on Saturday.
On Saturday, the number of new patients admitted to hospitals with COVID stood at 302. The hospitalizations have stabilized around the 5,000 mark and currently, 5,162 persons are being treated for moderate or severe COVID in hospitals.
Among the districts, Thiruvananthapuram reported the maximum number of 949 new cases, Ernakulam 835, Kollam 772, Thrissur 722, Kozhikode 553, Kottayam 488, Kannur 367, Idukki 241, Malappuram 215, Alappuzha 213, Pathanamthitta 205, Wayanad 203, and Kasaragod 100.