34,199 new cases of COVID registered in Kerala, TPR reached 37 percent

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Thiruvananthapuram: New cases of COVID-19 are increasing rapidly in Kerala for the last one week. 34,199 cases were reported on Wednesday, taking the test positivity rate to 37.17 per cent. Minister Veena George gave this information. On Tuesday, the figure was 28,481 and the TPR stood at 35 per cent.

There were 5,953 new cases in Ernakulam district, followed by Thiruvananthapuram with 5,684 cases.

George informed that there were 1,68,383 active cases, of which 3.2 per cent patients were admitted in hospitals.

On Wednesday, 49 people died of COVID in the state, taking the total death toll in the state to 51,160.

Omicron reported 54 more cases on Wednesday, bringing the total to 645.

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

Similarly 57 per cent (8.69 lakh) in the age group of 15 to 18 years have been given a single dose.

The severity of cases shows that out of 34,199 cases, 20,656 people had taken both doses while 1,800 had taken one dose, while 7,770 people reported no dose.

George told the media that the cases were going to rise and would peak by mid-February and a decision on how to deal with this surge would be taken in the review meeting on Thursday and expected new lockdown norms in all likelihood. Is.

Officials are checking the health infrastructure and have asked private hospitals to prepare by setting aside adequate number of beds. George said that there is no dearth of facilities, there should be no laxity under any circumstances.

first published:Jan. 19, 2022, 10:38 p.m.

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