Kerala has recorded 21,116 new Covid cases and 197 COVID related deaths on Thursday (August 19), informed the health department through a press release. The death toll mounted to 19,246. The test positivity rate was climbed to 16.15 per cent.
A total of 1,30,768 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.
The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Malappuram-2824, Thrissur-2873, Kozhikode- 2401, Ernakulam-2527, Palakkad- 1948, Kollam- 1418, Alappuzha-11319, Kannur-1370, Thiruvananthapuram-955, Kottayam-925, Kasaragod-509, Wayanad-729, Pathanamthitta- 818 and Idukki-500