Ernakulam district reports 1,022 new COVID-19 cases

Ernakulam district on Saturday reported 1,022 new Covid cases.

Published: 18th October 2020 04:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th October 2020 04:57 AM   |  A+A-

A doctor conducts covid 19 sample collection.

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By Express News Service

KOCHI:  Ernakulam district on Saturday reported 1,022 new Covid cases. Of the new Covid cases, 525 got infected through local transmission and 16 came from other states.According to health officials, 480 persons got infected through unknown sources. Among those who tested positive includes one health care worker. Over 550 healthcare workers so far have been tested positive for the virus.As many as 22 police personnel and eight migrant workers also tested positive for Covid. Multiple cases have been reported from various regions, including Tripunithura, Kadungalloor, Chellanam, Vengola, Payipra, Mattancherry, Palluruthy, Kizhakkambalam, Fort Kochi, Pallarimangalam and Koovapady.

The district also recorded 941 recoveries on the day. A total of 12,426 Covid patients are undergoing 
treatment in the district. The district administration has decided to upgrade seven Covid First-Line Treatment Centres (CFLTCs) to Secondary Covid First-Line Treatment Centres (SCFLTCs). Presently over 16 CFLTCs are functional in the district and 1,026 patients are undergoing treatment there. Karumalloor SNGIST and Rayamangalam ILM College are the new CFLTCs that were opened in September.

Adlux Convention Centre in Angamaly is the only SCFLTC as of now and 159 patients are undergoing treatment there. “Patients with mild symptoms and require basic monitoring are admitted in SCFLTCs and therefore we will focus on identifying more SCFLTCs,” said a health official.

Cases on Saturday: 1,022
Total cases: 33,781
Active cases: 12,426
Recoveries: 21,382
Deaths: 102
Those in hosp isolation: 236
Discharged from hosp: 270
Those in Covid care centres: 89
Newly added to home quarantine: 1,908
Released from home quarantine: 1,930
Total people in home quarantine: 29,839
Calls received at call centre: 430
Calls to IMA telemedicine line: 22


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