Fever alarms Kerala with surge in Covid 19 cases 

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Thiruvanathapuram: Fever spreads along with Covid-19 in the state. Number of patients who reached hospitals seeking medical aid crossed 16,000 in the past two days. It has been estimated that those who had not sought treatment despite having fever will be twice this figure.

Health practioners said that people who undertake self-treatment emerges as a new challenge in this situation.

According to the data, 12,37,887 persons were affected by fever this year. Among them, 3,18,919 cases were reported in June.

The surge in mosquito breeding due to intermittent rainfall had caused the spread of fever, opined the health experts. Apart from this, Covid cases were also found increasing in the state. 4,459 fresh Covid cases were recorded in Kerala on Tuesday.

Comparison of number of cases in June 2022 with June 2021:

DiseasesJune 2022June 2021
Dengue2737 (3 deaths)508
Leptospirosis556 (32 deaths)132 (12 deaths)
Scrub Typhus72 (2 deaths)32

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