1,083 infected in Kerala

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1,083 infected in Kerala

Wednesday, 05 August 2020 | Kumar Chellappan | kochI

More than 1,000 new persons tested positive for Covid-19 in Kerala on Tuesday. A release by the Government of Kerala said the State saw 1,083 new persons getting diagnosed with Covid-19 on Tuesday. Out of this, 902 persons contracted the pandemic through local transmission.

Though 1,021 persons were cured of the pandemic and left the hospitals for home, things are becoming worse in the State. All 14 districts saw more persons getting afflicted with the coronavirus through local transmission. There were 71 persons who could not pinpoint the source from where they got infected. Three persons lost their lives during the last 24 hours.

While Thiruvananthapuram had 242 new patients, 237 of them were contracted through local transmission. Similarly, in Ernakulam where 135 persons were diagnosed with the disease, 122 were affected because of local transmission.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan called off his media interaction in the last minute though it was announced that he would be briefing the media about the Covid update.

Those who infected with the virus on Tuesday include 16 health workers and 35 jawans of the ITBP station at Alappuzha. The day also saw the hospitalization of 1,241 patients. There are 509 hotspots in the State.

Meanwhile trouble is brewing up in the State as staff of the department of health and the Indian Medical Association’s Kerala branch expressed their discontentment over the Chief Minister’s move to entrust the responsibility of containment and quarantine management to the police.

“Let the police do their job of  maintaining law and order.  How is it possible for them to take over the job of skilled persons ?” asked a staff member of the Department of Health.

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