Ernakulam records 40 pc asymptomatic COVID patients, only 16 pc developed symptoms
Kochi: Minister VS Sunil Kumar informed that 40 percent of the COVID patients are asymptomatic in Ernakulam district. Only 16 percent developed symptoms before turning positive in the COVID test. Only 6 percent of the patients became critical.
Minister VS Sunil Kumar, who is in-charge of COVID-19 prevention in the district, revealed the shocking statistics while addressing the media here.
In the total COVID cases in the district, above 75 percent of patients belong to the age group of 10 to 60. At the same time, 6 percent of patients are below 10 years and 18 percent above 60 years, informed the minister.
Till date, 1782 positive cases were reported in the district and 1018 people recovered from the disease.
“At present, 10 micro clusters and 4 large clusters are identified in the district. Though the number of COVID positive cases decreased in many clusters, including Chellanam, we should contain the spread of the diseases to remove containment zones,” said the minister.
“Containment zones are declared as per the specified criteria. The government impose restrictions to keep the people safe, not for troubling them. An expert committee has been appointed to study on withdrawing containment zones. According to the favourable situation, particular regions will be avoided from the containment zone list,” clarified VS Sunil Kumar.
COVID positive cases in the major clusters are as follows: Aluva-93, Keezhmad-130, Edathala -39. Kadungaloor- 45, Choornikkara-34, Alangad-26, Chengamanad-13, Karumaloor-15, Fort Kochi-54, Thrikkakara SD convent-46 and Chunagamveli convent -28.
At the same time, 3 cases are confirmed daily at the buffer zone in Sreemoolanagaram.
The minister also expressed concern over the spread of the disease at Fort Kochi.
“54 cases are reported in Fort Kochi. Wards where the spread of the disease is reported are classified as a special zone. Strict restrictions including curfew silmilar to that of Aluva have been imposed in these areas,” added the minister.