Thiruvananthapuram: With fewer samples being tested, Kerala on Monday reported 4,138 new Covid-19 cases. The number of samples tested declined to 33,345, compared to over 50,000 in the previous few days.
Speaking to the media, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said as many as 7,108 people recovered from the disease on Monday.
"So far, 47,28,404 samples have been sent for testing.At present there are 86,681 active cases in the state, while 3,55,943 people have been cured. Twenty-one Covid deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, taking the state's Covid death toll to 1,533," said Vijayan.
Of the positive cases, as many as 54 had come from outside the state, 3,599 were infected through contact and the source of infection of 438 people was not known, he said.
Across the state, 2,93,221 people are under observation at various places, including 21,477 at hospitals. A total of 86,681 people are presently undergoing treatment for the disease.
As on Monday, there are 657 hotspots in the state,the Chief Minister said adding while five new places were added to the hotspot list, 19 were removed from it.
Kozhikode accounted for the highest number of cases at 576, followed by Ernakulam 518, Alappuzha 498 and Malappuram 467.
(With inputs from agencies)