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Kerala sees 17 per cent of country’s new Covid cases

National Herald | 22/06/2021 10:10 PM | Click to read full article

While Kerala cites its successes in tackling Covid, it is now recording close to 17 per cent of new Covid cases reported in the country. On Monday, India reported 42,640 new Covid-19 cases, which is the lowest in 91 days, and 1,167 deaths, the lowest since April 14, in the last 24 hours as per the Union Health Ministry and Kerala had recorded 7,499 new Covid cases.

On Tuesday, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told the media that the state saw 12,617 new Covid cases from 1,17,720 samples sent for testing in the past 24 hours and the test positivity rate was 10.72 per cent.