Thiruvananthapuram: For the first time in two months, Kerala's active covid cases fell below the one lakh mark and the test positivity rate (TPR) stood at 10 per cent on Monday.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, in a statement said that 7,499 people turned Covid positive after 77,853 samples were sent for testing in the past 24 hours and the TPR was 9.63 per cent.
The day also saw 94 Covid deaths being registered, taking the death toll to 12,154.
With 13,596 people turning negative, the total cured in the state rose to 27,04,554, while the number of active cases was 99,693.
The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Thiruvananthapuram - 963, Ernakulam - 926, Thrissur - 820, Kollam – 810, Palakkad - 710, Malappuram – 689, Kozhikode - 563, Alappuzha - 451, Kannur - 434, Kasaragod – 319, Pathanamthitta - 298, Kottayam - 287, Wayanad - 114 and Idukki – 65.
The coming days will reveal if this rate is going to be consistent as the number of tests conducted comes down on Sunday.
4,30,728 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 4,03,462 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 27,266 people are in hospitals. 1891 people were taken to hospitals on Monday.
As far the TPR was concerned, the statement said that in 178 local bodies, it stood below 8 per cent, while 633 local bodies had a TPR in the range of 8 to 20 per cent, 208 local bodies had it between 20 to 30 per cent, while in 16 local bodies, it was above 30 per cent.