- On Wednesday, Kerala recorded 15,637 new cases, bringing the total number of virus cases in the state to 31,03,310.
- Malappuram had the most cases (2030), followed by Kozhikode (2022), Ernakulam (1894), and Thrissur (1704).
Kerala Health Minister Veena George has informed that the state will test 3.75 lakh people in the next 48 hours under the ‘Augmented Testing Strategy’ to determine the categories and particular locations of the coronavirus infection, in response to the steady rise in daily Covid-19 cases.
A total of 1.25 lakh persons will be tested on Thursday, with another 2.5 lakh getting tested on Friday, according to a statement released by the government on Wednesday.
“The results analysis will contribute in strengthening the fight against Covid-19,” she stated.
People with influenza-like symptoms, severe respiratory infections, diabetes, and hypertension, people under 45 who participate in crowds, people over 45 who have not been vaccinated, and those who come into contact with infected people will all be tested under the new testing strategy, according to George.
“Those who test positive would be segregated in accordance with existing protocols. Those who have already recovered from the sickness would not be tested. Testing camps will be organised in addition to the existing testing centres and mobile labs,” she added in the announcement.
Kerala recorded 15,637 new cases yesterday, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 31,03,310, and 128 new deaths, bringing the total number of fatalities to 14,938.
Yesterday, 12,974 people were found, bringing the total number of people found to 29,70,175, and the active caseload to 1,17,708.
The city with the most cases was Malappuram (2030), followed by Kozhikode (2022), Ernakulam (1894), Thrissur (1704), Kollam (1154), Thiruvananthapuram (11133), and Palakkad (1111).
There are 66 health workers among the new infections, 57 new arrivals from outside Kerala, and 14,717 persons who have been affected through contact. In 797 cases, the source of infection was unclear.