Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the state is recovering from the second wave of COVID-19. The test positivity rate and number of active patients has declined. He added that this was because of the people’s co-operation to the lockdown restrictions that were imposed in the State.
He said that the state has the Delta varient virus in most of the patients and people should avoid even a small gathering due to its higher infection rate.
State Health Minster Veena George has said that 25 per cent of the people in the state have been given the first dose of vaccine. More than 1.09 crore vaccine doses have been administered in the state.
Meanwhile, 14,223 new COVID cases has been reported in the state today, with the test positivity rate showing a slight decline at 13.29 per cent. With 15,355 persons recovered, the active case load of the state has further declined to 1,34,001.
One hundred seventy three deaths were confirmed of COVID in the last 24 hours. This took the cumulative death toll of the state to 10,804. More than one lakh seven thousand samples were tested in the last 24 hours.
Even as more relaxations are declared in ongoing lockdown in the state very stringent restrictions will be imposed in the weekend to curb the infection rate.