As expected, after Onam COVID numbers have jumped with TPR crossing 19 percent
Kerala has been witnessing a steady increase in covid numbers ever since relaxations were made in view of Onam. Today the numbers crossed 31,000 with a TPR reaching 19.03 percent and per day deaths crossing 200. Ernakulam recorded highest number of cases among all the districts crossing the 4000 mark while the other districts had the following numbers, Thrissur (3,865), Kozhikode (3,680), Malappuram (3,502), Palakkad (2,562), Kollam (2,479), Kottayam (2,050), Kannur (1,930) Alappuzha (1,874), Thiruvananthapuram (1,700), Idukki (1,166) Pathanamthitta (1,008) and Wayanad (962), said a government release.
The Kerala Government plans to complete vaccinations for all over the age of 18 years by end of September. Sunday lockdown will continue with a clamp down on functions and gatherings that could be the source of super spreaders. Testing and screening is to be done for patients who show symptoms. Although the numbers were expected to rise after Onam, the increase has come much faster than expected.