Govt downplays COVID-19 figures, alleges Congress leader
Thiruvananthapuram: Congress leader PC Vishnunadh accused the state government of downplaying the actual figures of COVID-19 cases. He alleged that there are some discrepancies in the figures released by the government. He raised the allegation through a Facebook post on Wednesday.
“The state government has decided to increase the COVID-19 tests in response to the allegations claiming that the government is trying to downplay the COVID-19 figures. After the government extended the tests, the huge rise in the case was reported from July 6. But most of the figures released by the government are incredible,” alleged Vishnunadh.
As per the data released by the government on July 12, as many as 3,47,529 samples were sent for the test out of which 435 samples tested positive. On July 13, the government informed that among the 4,16,282 samples, 445 tested positive. How did the number of samples rise to such a huge number within a day?. Even after increasing the samples, only 445 positive cases were reported,” the Congress leader raised suspicion.
“According to the documents of the government, 435 people tested positive after testing 12,680 samples. Among 68,753 samples, only 445 tested positive. There are some discrepancies in the data,” noted Vishnunadh.