Test positivity rate touches 15.8% in Thiruvananthapuram

2,150 fresh cases, 1,591 recoveries take active caseload in district to 13,408

Triggering concerns over yet another spike in COVID-19 cases, the test positivity rate (TPR) continued to rise to reach 15.8% in the district on Sunday.

On a day when 2,150 fresh cases and 1,591 recoveries were recorded, the active caseload rose to 13,408.

Among the fresh cases, 2,073 have been attributed to local transmission. One health-care worker is among those who were diagnosed with the disease. As many as 30,763 people are under quarantine. The COVID-19 toll touched 3,527 with six more recent deaths being attributed to the disease.

Vaccination

District Collector Navjot Khosa said that the State’s drive-through vaccination centre at Government College for Women here continued to remain popular, with 8,000 people receiving the COVID-19 vaccine since its launch on August 19. These include 4,800 people who received the first dose and 3,200 the second doses.

A total of 31,08,869 vaccine doses have been administered in the district thus far. A total of 8,63,875 people have received both doses in the district.

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