Corona: 28,481 New Cases Reported in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: The daily Corona positive cases in Kerala continue to rise as 28,481 people turned positive from 80,740 samples tested, taking The positivity rate (TPR) to 35.27 per cent on Tuesday, state Health Minister Veena George said in a statement.

She said that Thiruvananthapuram district saw 6,911 positive cases, the highest-ever daily number.

According to the statement, there are 1,42,512 active cases in the state of which 3.4 per cent of the patients are in hospitals, while 39 fresh deaths were reported, taking the total death toll in the state to 51,026.

On the vaccination front, 99.8 per cent (2.67 crore) have had one dose, of which 83 per cent (2.21 crore) have taken both doses.

Corona: 28,481 New Cases Reported In Kerala
Corona: 28,481 New Cases Reported In Kerala

Likewise in the 15-18-year group, 55 per cent (8.31 lakh) have been given one dose and starting Wednesday, over 900 schools in the state will function as vaccination centres to vaccinate the remaining students.

Thiruvananthapuram district saw one of the highest TPR of 48 per cent, which implies almost one in two people who underwent the test turned positive, forcing authorities to clamp strict adherence to Covid protocols.

The offices of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and three other ministers have reported many of the staff members turning positive, forcing their partial closure. “Things are serious so all should strictly adhere to Covid protocols and violations will be strictly proceeded against.

The numbers prescribed for weddings and funerals should be followed,” said state Transport Minister Antony Raju, after a meeting of authorities.

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