Press Release:05-11-2020

Kerala Covid-19 Tracker
6,820 new cases & 7,669 recoveries today, total 84,087 active cases
61,388 sample tests in the last 24 hours

Chief Minister, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan has informed that 6,820 new Covid-19 cases were confirmed in Kerala today. 5,935 persons were infected through contact and the source of infection for 730 was unknown. There were 60 healthcare workers among those infected. At the same time, 26 deaths were reported taking the Covid related death toll in the state to 1,613. Meanwhile, 7,699 patients have recovered from the disease today.
Briefing the media, the Chief Minister said, “There has been a 1-10% decline in the number of new positive cases daily this week as compared to the daily figures from last week but this should not result in a drop in our vigilance against the disease. We need to increase our caution despite the falling numbers. Many places have seen the Coranavirus bounce back with increased vigour after a respite. If that happens here, then the impact of the disease will be beyond our control.”
The district-wise figures for the new positive cases are Thrissur 900, Kozhikode 828, Thiruvananthapuram 756, Ernakulam 749, Alappuzha 660, Malappuram 627, Kollam 523, Kottayam 479, Palakkad 372, Kannur 329, Pathanamthitta 212, Kasaragod 155, Idukki 116 and Wayanad 114. 95 of those diagnosed with the disease have come to the state are from outside.
The numbers for the locally transmitted cases from the districts are Thrissur 880, Kozhikode 805, Thiruvananthapuram 596, Ernakulam 519, Alappuzha 627, Malappuram 584, Kollam 516, Kottayam 475, Palakkad 193, Kannur 240, Pathanamthitta 166, Kasargod 146, Idukki 84 and Wayanad 104.
The tally for the infected medical personnel from the districts are Thiruvananthapuram 14; Ernakulam, Thrissur & Kozhikode 7 each, Kannur 6, Kasaragod 5, Alappuzha 4, Palakkad 3; Kollam, Pathanamthitta & Malappuram 2 each, and Wayanad 1.
The district-wise numbers for the patients who tested negative today are Thiruvananthapuram 622, Kollam 593, Pathanamthitta 364, Alappuzha 521, Kottayam 480, Idukki 113, Ernakulam 1,288, Thrissur 1,032, Palakkad 324, Malappuram 853, Kozhikode 844, Wayanad 79, Kannur 546 and Kasargod 40.
So far 3,80,650 people have been cured of Covid in the State and at present, there are 84,087 patients still undergoing treatment for the same.
There are a total of 3,02,919 persons in isolation in various districts of the state – 2,81,568 under home or institutional quarantine and 21,351 in hospitals. 3,011 people were admitted to the hospitals today.
61,388 samples were tested during the last 24 hours while 49,22,200 samples have been totally sent for testing till now.
Today, 12 new hotspots were declared in Malappuram, Thrissur, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Alappuzha, Idukki and Palakkad districts while 12 areas were excluded. There are 638 hotspots in Kerala now.

Kerala exceeds 100 days 50,000 jobs target, creates 61,290 jobs in two months: CM
Revised target aims at one lakh job opportunities in Sep-Dec period

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 05: Kerala Chief Minister, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan today announced that the government has surpassed the target of creating 50,000 jobs in 100 days. Briefing the media, the Chief Minster said, “At the end of the two months period, 61,290 jobs have been created in the State. Today we are setting a new goal of creating another 50,000 jobs before the end of December. Thus the revised target is employment for one lakh people in four months (during the September to December).”
Government departments and other Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have employed 19,607 people including temporary employees. In addition, 41,683 jobs were created in enterprises which took loans from the government or financial institutions.
Giving further details, the CM said, “Kudumbasree has emerged as the largest job provider in the entrepreneur sector. Kudumbasree provided employment to 19,135 persons during September and October as against their target of 15,000. The highest number of jobs created was in micro-enterprises segment with 6,965 opportunities. 613 persons were employed in the Janakiya hotels opened after September, 2,620 people at home shops and marketing kiosks, 2,153 in Animal Husbandry and 1,503 in agricultural value-added enterprises. Kudumbasree has launched an extensive programme for job creation. We are going to conduct general awareness training for those who are interested in starting ventures.”
The Industries Directorate has created 12,325 jobs in the entrepreneurship sector. As part of the central stimulus package, 1.01 lakh people received an additional loan of Rs. 4,525 crores resulting in an estimated 1,200 additional jobs. The number of jobs created included industrial units through District Industrial Centres and units started under Kerala MSME Facilitation Act. 1,602 persons got employment in 500 ventures that took loans from Kerala Financial Corporation, Similarly, 1,490 persons have got employment from the loans from the Backward Community corporation, 4,030 from the loan given by the Co-operative Societies and 842 from the loan from the Fisheries department. 782 persons got employment in Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Development Corporations.
The Food and Civil Supplies Department (SupplyCo) has provided temporary employment to more than 7,900 people since September to pack the free food provision kits. The Public Education Department employed 4,962 people including 3,139 appointments in aided schools, 92 in Higher Secondary and 23 in VHSC.
774 persons were recruited through PSC in KSFE. The Health Department employed 3,069 people including 2,491 temporary assignments in Covid First-line Treatment Centres (CFLTCs). 453 people got placements in PSUs and 180 in the Local Self Government Department.
“In view of the Covid pandemic, it was announced that 50,000 jobs would be created in the non-agricultural sector in 100 days, 100 projects programme. It is a proud achievement that we are setting an example by creating new jobs in Kerala when employment is declining all over the world during the Covid period. At the same time, as part of the Subhiksha Kerala project, a large number of jobs will be created in the agricultural and fisheries sectors”, the CM added.