COVID-19: No community transmission in Kerala, says K K Shailaja
Thiruvananthapuram: There is no community transmission of COVID-19 in Kerala, said Health Minister K K Shailaja.
“The health department is working very hard to prevent community transmission of coronavirus. Areas were community transmission could be possible are being declared containment zones,” she added.
“Community transmission of COVID-19 take place when a COVID-19 positive case is registered from an unknown source and the virus spreads among people in the area and the source remains unknown. Such a situation has not taken place in Kerala. That is how we can assure that there is no community transmission of COVID-19 in Kerala,” the Health Minister clarified.
Kerala’s health system is so vigilant that we know about every single case. Nothing happens without the knowledge of the health department, Shailaja further clarified.
Even the suspected cases are considered as positive. There is no problem in more number of positive cases being reported. Many such test results are initially reported positive but then turn negative in the follow up tests, the Minister added.
The health department is implementing a fail proof system. Death audit is conducted for even cases with any symptoms of COVID-19. Even if the deceased had not returned from outside the state and did not have contact history, we will conduct a death audit, she explained.