Kerala Reports A Surge In Covid-19 Cases. These Districts Have The Most Infections
For the past three days, Kerala has been documenting over 30,000 instances of Covid-19 as part of an increasing spiral of infections.
On Friday, when Covid-19 instances rose for the third day in a row in Kerala, the state administration announced that lockdowns will continue on Sundays, with only limited activities permitted. Due to Independence Day and Onam, the government had granted an exemption to the Sunday lockdowns in the previous two weeks.
On Friday and from Thursday 30.007, 32,801 cases were registered in the state and the test-positive rate was up to 19.22 per cent from 18.03 per cent on 26 August. The decision of the government of Kerala was fired by opposition parties and experts for the alleged poor management of the coronavirus pandemic.
For the past three days, there has been a rising spiral of infections and Kerala has regularly recorded 30 thousand Covid-19 cases.
The number of active Covid-19 cases in the state has risen to 1,95,254, the most in India. According to the Centre, in terms of daily Covid-19 cases, Kerala is accounting for more than half of the active infections in the country at the moment.
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According to statistics from Kerala's health department, Malappuram had the most Covid-19 instances with 4032, followed by Thrissur with 3953 and Ernakulam with 3627. According to statistics, Kozhikode had 3362 instances, Kollam had 2828, Thiruvananthapuram had 2255, Alappuzha had 2188, Kannur had 1984, Kottayam had 1877, Pathanamthitta had 1288, Idukki had 1125, Wayanad had 961, and Kasaragod had 594.
The mortality toll in the state as a result of Covid-19 has now surpassed 20,000, with 179 fatalities reported on Friday.
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Kerala's health minister Veena George has reassured residents that there is no reason to be alarmed, while chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has dismissed "unwanted" criticism of the state's handling of the epidemic. Kerala has reported "no fatality due to shortage of oxygen" and "no one has been denied of medical help or bed," he claimed in an essay published in the Communist Party of India (Marxist) magazine 'Chintha.'
Kerala, according to the Centre, should take several steps to combat the Covid-19 outbreak, including targeted testing in containment zones and genetic surveillance. In a letter to Kerala's chief secretary on Friday, Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan stated that the state has been experiencing a persistent and substantial transmission of Covid-19 since July. Due to high test positive rates and cases per million reported in the last four weeks, all 14 districts in Kerala have been designated as districts of concern," Bhalla added.
According to Bhushan, the state's containment zones must be delineated, with a particular focus on high-transmission clusters.
He believes that contact-tracing operations should be expanded up even further to guarantee that at least 20-25 connections per positive case are discovered and that all of those contacts be quarantined.
Bhalla's letter arrived on Friday, a day after he met virtually with officials to evaluate the Kerala and Maharashtra governments' efforts to combat the spread of Covid-19.