In the case of deaths, 23 people were confirmed as having died due to Covid on the day, taking the state’s Covid toll to 836.
Thiruvananthapuram, Malappuram, Kozhikode & Ernakulam witness consistent surge in daily tally.
Of the 3,138 new cases reported in the past two days, 86% were due to local transmission (2,760). These include 212 cases with unknown sources of infection.
The official bulletin recorded three deaths, 59-year-old Baihaiki and 85-year-old Aleyamma (both from Ernakulam) and 56-year-old Rukmini (Kollam) but these were from the previous days.
Thirty-three health workers were among the infected and the active cases stood at 10,091 while 679 people were discharged on Tuesday, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.
10 of family test positive for COVID-19 in Kerala's Kasaragod; health officials, patients differ on source
A 32-year-old man arrived from Kuwait on June 10, tested negative and completed his 21 days in isolation by July 1; now he is told he transmitted the virus to family.
The deceased has been identified as Krishna Priya (20), hailing from Paipad near Changanassery in Kottayam district.
The deceased has been identified as Abdul Salam, 72, a native of Parathodu near Mundakkayam. With this, Covid related deaths in the state rose to 32.
The source of the deceased KP Sunil's (28) infection has not been identified so far. He was also found to be infected with pneumonia.
About 100 officials from the private health sector took part in the online discussion with Kerala health minister K K Shailaja.
Projection made by health department says pandemic spread in state could end with 1 lakh infections in 7 months or 2 lakh cases in 6 months.
While 1,238 people are under treatment for the infection, 905 have recovered, including 57 who were discharged today, Health Minister K K Shailaja said.
Samples of 34 people who were under treatment have returned negative taking the total number of the cured to 848, Health Minister KK Shailaja said.
Kerala changes tack on COVID-19: This 300-bed facility will treat asymptomatic patients in Ernakulam
The move come in the wake of the spike in the number of Covid-19 positive patients admitted to the government medical college hospital in Kalamassery.