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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

The third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to surge through Kerala, with the test positivity rate reaching 37.17 per cent on Wednesday. The state reported 34,199 new cases, with 91,983 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The active caseload rose to 1.68 lakh. A few districts have TPR above the state average of 37.17 per cent. In the worst affected Thiruvananthapuram, where 5,684 cases were reported on Wednesday, the TPR is 45.8 per cent, indicating that around half of the samples tested are being found positive. In Ernakulam district, with 5,953 cases reported on Wednesday, the TPR has risen to 44.59 per cent. In Kozhikode and Kottayam districts, the TPR is 40.53 per cent and 39.05 per cent, respectively.