Kerala sees dip in COVID cases, 91.62 pc of adult population receives 1st dose of vaccine
Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has informed that the state has been witnessing a decline in active COVID-19 cases. He added that compared to the previous week, the number of patients housed at hospitals decreased by 8 percent.
The CM also pointed out that cases of covid reinfection are also decreasing in the state.
Kerala recorded 1,70,669 active cases from September 18 to 24. Out of this, only 2 percent of people needed oxygen beds and 1 percent needed ICU beds. During this period, the number of new cases declined by 7000,” informed the CM.
Pathanamthitta, Malappuram and Kasaragod districts reported the highest number of reinfection cases. The majority of the COVID patients were youngsters.
At present, the R-value (Reproduction value) of COVID is recorded at 0.94 percent in Kerala. When R-value goes below 1, it hints that the COVID spread is declining. Kottayam district has recorded the highest R-value of 1.06.
The Chief Minister also pointed out that compared to the vaccinated people, unvaccinated are hospitalised with COVID complications. 52.7 percent of the COVID patients are in the unvaccinated group. 57.6 percent of the COVID victims were also unvaccinated.
“The government is trying to vaccinate the maximum number of people. Till date, Kerala administrated 3.5 cr doses of COVID vaccine including first and second dose. 91 per cent of the people above 18 years took the first dose and over 39 per cent took the second dose. Only 22 lakh people are left now who have not had taken the vaccine and this includes those who turned Covid positive and for such people, they will have to wait for three months,” added the Chief Minister.