New Covid Cases in India: 50% from Kerala

    Kerala, the Southern State in India contributes 50% of the total New COVID -19 cases in India. According to a statement released from the official health department as many as 17,761 people have been cured of the infection, taking the total recoveries in Kerala to 31,60,804 and the number of active cases to 1,49,534.

    • In view of sharp spike in New COVID-19 cases in India and in Kerala, Centre rushes High Level team to Kerala
    • Central Team to support the State in effective public health interventions for COVID19 management

    On Wednesday the state of Kerala recorded 22,056 fresh COVID-19 cases pushing the infection caseload to 33,27,301, with the number of people who succumbed to the virus rising to 16,457 with 131 more deaths.
    As many as 17,761 people have been cured of the infection, taking the total recoveries to 31,60,804 and the number of active cases to 1,49,534, a state government release said.

    In the last 24 hours, 1,96,902 samples were tested and the TPR was found to be 11.2 percent. So far, 2,67,33,694 samples have been tested, it said.

    Kerala records the highest number of New Covid 19 cases in India –

    Some of the worst affected districts in the state are Malappuram (3931), Thrissur (3005), Kozhikode (2400), Ernakulam (2397), Palakkad (1649), Kollam (1462), Alappuzha (1461), Kannur (1179), Thiruvananthapuram (1101) and Kottayam (1067).

    Of the new cases, 100 are health workers, 120 had come from outside the state and 20,960 were infected through contact with the source of contact being not clear in 876 cases, the release said.

    Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has decided to depute a high-level multi-disciplinary team to Kerala to collaborate with the State Health Authorities in instituting effective public health measures for COVID-19 management in view of the significantly enhanced number of daily COVID cases being reported by Kerala.

    The 6 members Central team to Kerala is headed by Dr. S K Singh, Director, National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The team shall reach Kerala on 30th July 2021, and visit a few districts.

    The team shall work closely with the State Health Departments, take a stock of on-ground situations and recommend necessary public health interventions to contain the large number of cases being reported by the State.

    Kerala with an active caseload of 1.54 lakh is contributing 37.1% of the total active cases in the country, with a growth rate of 1.41 in the last 7 days. The average daily cases being reported in the state are above 17,443.



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