Kerala records 100% rise in COVID-19 cases in a week

Onam festivities end, Kerala Health Minister Veena George urges caution
Health Minister Veena George.

Thiruvananthapuram: COVID-19 cases in Kerala have increased by 100% since last week, Health Minister Veena George said Tuesday.

On January 3, Kerala recorded 2,560 new cases while the numbers kept rising over the week and reached 9,066 on Tuesday.

Those in the 20-40 age group are the most affected, said George, adding that the number of cases was also rising among healthcare workers.

"Cases are rising throughout the state. Considering the situation, we have reconstituted 13 dedicated state-level committees," said Veena George.

According to the minister, the state is taking stock of the facilities, including COVID/non-COVID beds in hospitals and the number of ICUs and ventillators, etc.

The state is producing 416.63 MT oxygen at present, said the minister.

As per the Centre's latest guidelines, the state will adopt a purposive testing strategy by collecting samples from all symptomatic persons.


Lifestyle medicines to be home-delivered
The health minister said that lifestyle medicines will be home-delivered for the elderly and people with comorbidities.

"Field workers will make the necessary arrangements so that the elderly and those with comorbidities don't have to go outside for it," said George.

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