Ernakulam district recorded 1,596 cases of SARS-CoV2 on Thursday with a test positivity rate of 13%.
Thrikkakara recorded 72 new cases followed by Kuttampuzha (63), Thripunithura (60), Kumbalanghi (49), Fort Kochi and Mulavucad (38 each), and Elamkunnapuzha and Kalamassery (37 each).
Eleven of the newly infected were health workers. A total of 2,043 patients tested negative and the active caseload was 18,297.
The district had, as on Thursday evening, 48,234 people under surveillance for COVID-19. New admissions to FLTCs and hospitals were 169.
A fresh lot of 12,226 samples were sent for testing on Thursday.
Ernakulam district had 3,922 vacant beds for treatment of COVID patients, according to a communication from the PRD.
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