Covid recoveries cross 5 lakh mark in Kerala

Once again, recoveries exceeded new cases in the daily tally.

Published: 24th November 2020 05:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th November 2020 05:13 AM   |  A+A-

covid testing at schools, Tirupati

A medical staff collecting swab samples. (Photo | Madhav K, EPS)

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Covid-19 recovery tally in the state crossed five lakh-mark on Monday. With this, the state has joined the league of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu which also has over five lakh recoveries.

Once again, recoveries exceeded new cases in the daily tally. This is for the 16th straight day that recoveries have trumped new infections. The state recorded 3,757 new cases and 5,425 negative cases. The infected include 3,272 contact cases, 377 cases with unknown sources of infection, 77 returnees and 32 health workers. Twenty-two deaths were also confirmed due to Covid-19. As on Monday, the test positivity rate stood at 10.54 per cent for 35,659 samples tested on the day. 

breakup of recoveries
First 1lakh    Sept 22    1,01,731 (236 days) 
Second    Oct 12    2,07,357 (21 days) 
Third     Oct 26    3,02,017 (14 days) 
Fourth    Nov 8    4,02,477 (13 days) 
Fifth    Nov 23    5,00,089 (15 days)

Recovery stats
Month-wise progression  

January     0 
February     3 
March     24 (21)* 
April     383 (359) 
May     590 (207) 
June     2,304 (1,714)
July     13,023 (10,719)
August      51,538 (38,515)
Sept      12,8220 (76,682)
October      3,40,320 (2,12,100)
Till Nov 23 - 5,00,089                 (1,59,765) 
* Recovered in the month


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