Covid cases high in EKM, Kollam; Positivity rate soars more than 30 pc in 6 districts

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Thiruvananthapuram: As per latest data, Ernakulam and Kollam districts are witnessing rise in Covid-19 cases. The test positivity rate at Ernakulam and Kollam districts are 38.73 pc and 33.79 pc respectively. The two districts have been witnessing this trend for the last two weeks.

Meanwhile, the positivity rates in six out of the 14 districts are above 30 pc. Idukki, Kottayam, Wayanad and Pathanamthitta have positivity rates at 33.7 pc, 32.56 pc, 32.2 pc and 31.61 pc respectively.

According to Union Health Ministry’s data released on Monday, India reported 9,111 new Covid -19 cases and 6,313 recoveries in the last 24 hours with active cases now standing at 60,313.

Amid the recent upsurge in Covid cases, medical experts have warned that the new XBB1.16 variant is able to evade the immune system of the people and the upcoming four weeks are very crucial.

Former director of AIIMS, Delhi, Dr Randeep Guleria, on Saturday, said while the country was seeing a fresh surge in Covid-19 infections, the situation isn't one to induce panic."Covid-19 cases have been on the rise across the country. But the majority of the infections are mild. The rate of hospitalisation hasn't gone up either. It's not a panic-like situation yet," Guleria told.

With PTI inputs

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