For the fourth straight day, Kerala on Friday logged over 20,000 instances of COVID-19. Kerala logged 20,772 COVID instances and 116 deaths from coronavirus. The excessive check positivity fee (TPR) in Kerala stands at 13.61 p.c.
This comes as weekend lockdown within the southern state is available in impact from right this moment. Pinarayi Vijayan authorities in Kerala has imposed an entire lockdown within the state for the weekend, July 31 and August 1, to verify the unfold of coronavirus.
The Nationwide Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) despatched a six-member workforce to Kerala to carry discussions with district authorities and study the potential causes that triggered instances within the state in the previous couple of days. The workforce will support the state’s ongoing efforts in COVID administration.
“There are various issues, and rise in positivity fee is one. Instances are declining in every single place and transmission is continuous in Kerala. We have to focus on this with the state. It’s a complete scenario,” NCDC director Dr SK Singh stated Thiruvananthapuram on Friday evening.
Kerala’s COVID caseload reached 33,70,137 on Friday, whereas the demise toll stands at 16,701.
There are presently 1,60,824 lively instances of COVID-19 within the state.
Malappuram, Kozhikode, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Kollam, Alappuzha, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, and Kottayam are the worst-hit districts in Kerala as day by day COVID instances proceed to stay above 20,000.