Kerala issues alerts to all districts due to hike in Covid-19 cases

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Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi: The Kerala government has issued alerts to all districts on Wednesday due to an increase in COVID-19 infections. According to health minister Veena George, the state reported 172 cases on Tuesday, indicating a small rise in the number of cases.

She said Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam districts have more virus cases.

"There are a total of 1,026 active cases of COVID-19 and 111 people are under treatment in hospitals. All districts have been alerted," the minister said.

She said the districts have also been directed to strengthen surveillance. A high-level meeting, chaired by George, also assessed the Covid situation in the state.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a high-level meeting on Wednesday to review the situation and public health preparedness in the country, officials said.

India has recorded 1,134 new coronavirus cases, while the active cases increased to 7,026, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.

The death toll climbed to 5,30,813 with five deaths. One death each has been reported by Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat and Maharashtra while one fatality was reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The daily positivity was recorded at 1.09 per cent while the weekly positivity was pegged at 0.98 per cent.


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