Weekend Lockdown in Kerala: Time to curb 3rd Wave of Covid
The government officials have announced a weekend lockdown in Kerala. The number of COVID-19 cases recorded in Kerala yesterday (July 28) was more than 22,000 cases. A national government team from the National Center for Disease Control will be sent to the state amid the unprecedented rise in numbers.
Over 22,000 COVID-19 infections were recorded in Kerala on July 31 and August 1, 2021, an alarming spike in daily COVID-19 infections. The state authorities imposed a full lockdown on July 31 and August 1. An expert team from the National Center for Disease Control has been dispatched to the state by the central government due to the unprecedented increase in cases.
The Department of Health and Human Services is sending a six-member team to Kerala, led by the Director of the National Centre for Disease Control. The team will assist in Kerala’s ongoing efforts in managing COVID in light of the high number of cases still being reported, said Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.
Weekend Lockdown in Kerala
— ANI (@ANI) July 29, 2021
According to unnamed sources cited by ANI, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan recently wrote to the state on for all intents and purposes super spreader incidents observed there, stressing the importance of following Covid guidelines strictly in a very big way.
Over the past two days, over 50% of positive cases in the country have been reported in the southern state, which has been lauded in the past for having good practices in Covid management.
The number of positive cases per se is not a concern to Dr. SSulphi Noohu of the Kerala chapter of the Indian Medical Association, but the increase in hospitalizations by almost a thousand, from about 2,200 to 3,200.
3rd Wave Covid Cases
Affected districts in Kerala include Malappuram, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Ernakulam, Palakkad, Kollam, Alappuzha, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, and Kottayam. To curb the same, weekend lockdown in Kerala is imposed
Furthermore, at least two-thirds of the people surveyed in 11 states actually have developed antibodies against the Coronavirus, as per data collected by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), which specifically is fairly significant. In this survey, questions for all intents and purposes were collected between June 14th and July 6th in a subtle way. In terms of levels of seroprevalence among states, Madhya Pradesh is at the bottom with 79 percent, specifically followed by Kerala with 44.4 percent, which mostly is quite significant.
A survey done between June 14 and July 6 by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) found Kerala to have the lowest Covid antibodies at 44.4 percent. In addition to those who were vaccinated, 44.4 percent of those who showed antibodies included those who were not. In Kerala, more than half of the eligible population has received a vaccination. By utilizing serosurveys, state authorities can guide a targeted and comprehensive public health response to COVID-19.
Recent Cases Count in Kerala
As of Wednesday, Kerala reported 22,056 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections to 33,27,301, while 131 more people succumbed to the virus, bringing the total number of deaths to 16,457. Activists have reported 1,49,534 cases as “active”, according to a government announcement. The number of people recovering from the infection is 31,60,804, while there are 1,49,761 people still infected.
The state reported 22056 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the caseload to 33,27,301, with 16,457 deaths caused by the virus plus 131 more deaths due to the virus.
With things easing off a beat, the third wave of Covid has led to weekend lockdown in Kerala. The cases are rising even in other areas and countries such as Pune and Sydney respectively. It is of utmost needed to get yourself vaccinated and wear a mask. Please follow the weekend lockdown in Kerala protocols if you belong from there.
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