Covid 19 reported 35636 new cases in the state today. The latest figures come as Kerala moves towards closure in the wake of a spate of Covid cases. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced this at a press conference
The test positivity rate in the state remains above 20 percent. Today’s test positivity is 24.33% The CM said 146,747 Covid tests had been confirmed in the state in the last 24 hours .Despite the slight decrease in test positivity rates remains concern. There are currently 323828 patients undergoing treatment in the state. The CM said that about 50,000 patients are being treated in the Eranakulam district alone.
The government is preparing to tighten controls in the wake of a surge in 19 active cases of Covid in the state.The IMA and KGMO had warned of an immediate lockdown in the state. There have been reports that lockdowns may be implemented in disease-prone districts in the state as the number of cases rises. There are reports that the state may have similar restrictions on lockdowns from next Tuesday. T
Health Minister KK Shailaja’s response was that a complete lockdown would be implemented if necessary considering the situation in the station in the state. This approach will also be considered if necessary. The health Minister said that there is a shortage of vaccines in Kerala and although the Central Government has been asked for more vaccines. Only a limited number of vaccines are available.
With more than 30,000 patients per day in the last few days in the state;there is a shortage of hospital beds in many places. In Eranakulam, which has the highest number of patients , ICU beds are not available inmany hospitals. In this situatation the district administration and the government are in the process of increasing the number of beds with oxygen facilities