Author: CM WEB

Press Release:10-08-2020

Kerala Covid-19 Tracker: 1,184 new cases & 784 recoveries today, total 12, 737 patients under treatment

13 new hotspots, total 531

1,184 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Kerala today even as 784 have recovered from the disease. Sharing the details, Chief Minister, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan said, “Of the active cases detected today, 956 were infected through contact and the source was unknown in 114. 106 are those who came back from overseas and 73 from other states. 41 healthcare workers were also infected.”. The Chief Minister also condoled the seven Covid related deaths reported in the State.

The deceased are Gracie Shiny (54) from Ernakulam district, Devdas (45) from Kollam district, Mohammed Kunji (68) from Kasargod district, Alvikutty (65) from Wayanad district, Nafisa (52) from Malappuram district, Abu Backer (64) from Kozhikode district and Jama (50) from Thiruvananthapuram district. So far, 115 people in Kerala have lost their lives due to Covid.

The district-wise figures of the new positive cases today are 255 from Malappuram district, 200 in Thiruvananthapuram district, 147 from Palakkad district, 146 in Kasaragod district, 101 from Ernakulam district, 66 in Kozhikode district, 63 from Kannur district, 41 in Kollam district, 40 each from Kottayam and Thrissur districts, 33 in Wayanad district, 30 from Alappuzha district, 18 from Idukki district and four in Pathanamthitta district.

The details of the contact cases are 219 in Malappuram district, 178 in Thiruvananthapuram district, 118 in Kasargod district, 100 in Palakkad district, 83 in Ernakulam district, 52 in Kozhikode district, 46 in Kannur district, 33 each in Kollam and Thrissur districts, 32 each from Kottayam and Wayanad districts, 20 in Alappuzha district, nine from Idukki district and one in Pathanamthitta district.

The infected healthcare workers are 13 in Thiruvananthapuram district, seven each in Palakkad and Kozhikode districts, five in Kasaragod district, four in Ernakulam district, three in Malappuram district and one each in Kollam and Thrissur districts.

One cabin crew member each in Malappuram and Kozhikode districts, one DSC personnel in Kannur district and five INHS personnel in Ernakulam district are among those infected by Coronavirus.

The district-wise figures of those who tested negative today are 180 patients in Thiruvananthapuram district, 102 from Palakkad district, 71 in Kozhikode district, 61 from Pathanamthitta district, 60 in Thrissur district, 55 from Kottayam district, 53 in Malappuram district, 47 from Ernakulam district, 41 in Wayanad district, 37 candidates from Kollam district, 32 in Kannur district, 25 from Alappuzha district, 11 in Kasaragod district and nine from Idukki district.

Till now, 22,620 people have been cured of Covid and 12,737 patients are at present undergoing treatment in various hospitals across the State.

A total of 1,49,295 persons are currently under surveillance in various districts of the state, 1,37,419 under observation at their homes or institutional quarantine centres and 11,876 in hospitals. 1,323 people were hospitalised today.

20,583 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. A total of 10,00,988 samples have so far been sent for testing and the results of 2,829 samples are yet to come. As part of Sentinel Surveillance, 1,37,805 samples were collected from high-risk groups and the results of 127 samples are awaited.

Today, 13 new places were designated as hotspots while nine were excluded. There are 531 hotspots in Kerala now.

Karipur air crash update

The Chief Minister today informed that 109 survivors of the Karipur plane crash are being treated at various hospitals across two districts. While 82 passengers are undergoing treatment in Kozhikode district, 27 are in Malappuram district. 23 people are still in serious condition with three on the ventilator. 81 passengers are recovering fast.

Those involved in the rescue operations after the plane crash are advised to go in self-isolation because of the Covid situation.

Rajamala landslide update

The Chief Minister announced that five more bodies have been recovered from the Rajamala landslide tragedy at Munnar till noon today. This takes the death toll in the natural disaster to 48. One body is yet to be identified. The bodies of 43 people were found yesterday and 22 people are still missing.

Various government agencies such as the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA), Fire Force and Police are actively involved in rescue operations. The forest department and their Rapid Action Force are also active in the search and rescue operations being carried out in an area of 16 km on both sides of the Pettimudi river.
Kerala asks for unconditional use of SDRF funds for Covid defence

Kerala Chief Minister, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan today demanded that States be allowed to use funds from the State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF) unconditionally for Covid defence activities, removing the current 25% limit. He made this demand to the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi during the video conference meeting of the PM with the Chief Ministers of flood-affected States.

Briefing the media, the Chief Minister said, “The setting up of Covid testing and quarantine facilities has put a huge financial burden on the states. Therefore, generous assistance is expected from the Centre to meet this expenditure. The floods too have come at a time when the numbers of Covid patients are increasing. The current monsoon has had a major impact on the economic condition of the state battling the pandemic. The Prime Minister was informed that a comprehensive report on the losses incurred by us will be submitted to the Centre.”

The CM also thanked the Prime Minister for sending 10 NDRF companies to Kerala to deal with the floods, for the assistance provided by the NDRF in rescue operations in the aftermath of the landslide at Idukki Rajamalai and in the wake of the Karipur plane crash. He also raised several issues concerning Kerala to his attention.

The Prime Minister said that the Department of Water & Meteorology and the National Remote Sensing Centre would co-ordinate the use of technology to provide maximum weather warnings.

Despite the severity of the current monsoon, Kerala has been experiencing disasters for the third year in a row. The state has taken all possible precautions and preparations to deal with the ongoing heavy rains. Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Wayanad and Idukki are the worst affected districts. People have been evacuated from dangerous areas. 686 relief camps have been set up in compliance with the Covid protocol and 22,830 people from 6,967 families are put up there. The water level in the dams is closely monitored and warnings are issued to the people based on it.

The CM also informed that the Chief Secretary of Kerala has requested the Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu to draw as much water possible from the Mullaperiyar dam through the tunnel to the Vaigai Dam in Tamil Nadu and to reduce the amount of water flowing down from the Mullaperiyar dam. Care has been taken to increase the flow of water by removing the accumulated silt in the Pampa River to prevent flooding in low lying areas.

Minister of Health & Social Justice, Smt K K Shailaja; Revenue Minister, Shri E Chandrasekharan, Chief Secretary, Dr Vishwas Mehta IAS, and State Police Chief, Shri Loknath Behra IPS, DGP were also present for the video-conference meeting with the PM.

Press Release:08-08-2020

Kerala Covid-19 Tracker
1,420 new cases & 1,715 recoveries today, total 12, 109 patients under treatment
13 new hotspots, total 498

1,420 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Kerala today while 1,715 patients have recovered. Chief Minister, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan said that this is the highest single-day count of both positive cases and people being cured. 1,216 people were infected through contact and the source of infection of 92 was unknown. 60 have arrived from overseas and 108 from other states. 30 Healthcare workers are among those infected.

The Chief Minister offered his condolences on the four deaths due to Covid reported in the State. The deceased are Vinod Kumar (41) from Kasargod district, Sulaikha (63) from Kozhikode district, Chellappan (60) from Kollam district and Purushothaman (84) from Alappuzha district. This brings up the death tally to 106.

The CM also informed that the number of Covid cases are increasing in Thiruvananthapuram district with a high number of contact cases. “Today, 485 people were diagnosed with the disease in the district and of these, 435 were through contact. It shows that strong intervention is needed in the state capital to control the infection and stringent restrictions should be continued.”

The district-wise figures of the active cases from other districts are 173 from Kozhikode district, 169 in Alappuzha district, 114 from Malappuram district, 101 in Ernakulam district, 73 from Kasaragod district, 64 in Thrissur district, 57 from Kannur district, 41 each in Kollam and Idukki districts, 39 from Palakkad district, 38 in Pathanamthitta district, 15 from Kottayam district and 10 in Wayanad district.

The details of the contact cases in other districts are 152 in Kozhikode district, 135 in Alappuzha district, 99 in Malappuram district, 92 in Ernakulam district, 67 in Kasargod district, 51 in Thrissur district, 37 in Kollam district, 26 in Idukki district, 25 in Kannur district, 23 in Palakkad district, 21 in Pathanamthitta district, 12 in Kottayam district and eight in Wayanad district.

The infected healthcare workers are nine in Kannur district, seven in Thiruvananthapuram district, four in Kasaragod district, three each in Alappuzha and Kozhikode districts, two in Ernakulam district and one each in Pathanamthitta and Malappuram districts. Three KSE employees in Thrissur District, two DSC personnel in Kannur District and an INHS personnel in Ernakulam district were also infected.

The district-wise figures of those who tested negative are 777 from Thiruvananthapuram district, 165 in Malappuram district, 110 from Kozhikode district, 100 in Alappuzha district, 91 from Kollam district, 78 in Pathanamthitta district, 72 from Thrissur district, 62 in Ernakulam district, 60 from Kottayam district, 55 in Wayanad district, 47 from Kannur district, 46 in Palakkad district, 33 from Kasaragod district and 19 in Idukki district.

So far, 20,866 persons have been cured of Coronavirus in the State and at present, 12,109 patients are undergoing treatment. 

There are 1,48,241 people under observation across the state, 1,36,307 in home or institutional quarantine and 11,934 in hospitals. 1,665 people were admitted to the hospital today.

27,714 samples were tested during the last 24 hours. Till now, 9,63,632 samples have been sent for testing and the results 6,777 samples are awaited. 1,36,336 samples were collected from high public exposure groups as part of the Sentinel Surveillance and the results of 1,524 samples are yet to come.

Today, 13 new hotspots were declared while 21 places were exempted. There are currently 498 hotpots in the State.

Idukki Rajamala landslide death toll rises to 26

The Chief Minister informed that 11 bodies were recovered from the site of the landslide at Rajamala in Idukki district and three are yet to be identified. This is in addition to the 15 bodies recovered yesterday. This brings the death toll in the landslide at the tea plantation to 26.

“The rescue operations are continuing at Rajamala in full swing. The post mortem of the victims is being speeded up. An amount of Rs.5 lakhs was announced yesterday as emergency assistance for those who lost their lives. The government will bear the medical treatment expenses of those injured in the disaster. The government will do everything possible to protect those who lost everything in the natural disaster. We will also support them to get back to their normal lives. 78 people were involved in the tragedy, 12 were rescued alive and 26 bodies have been found so far. Efforts are on to find the rest. Two teams of NDRF are involved in the rescue operations in addition to the locals, Police, Fire Force and plantation workers. Swamp formation due to the presence of water in the landslide area is posing a big challenge to the rescue operations”, the CM said.

Revenue Minister, Shri E Chandrasekharan and Power Minister, Shri M M Mani are camping there to oversee and lead the rescue efforts. 

Rain relief camps opened to relocate people from low lying areas

In the wake of the widespread rains in the State, about 3,530 families from low lying areas have been relocated to 342 camps. There are a total of 11,446 people in these camps. 

The Chief Minister informed that Wayanad district has the largest number of 69 camps with 3,795 people followed by 43 camps in Pathanamthitta district with 1,015 persons and 38 camps in Kottayam district with 801 persons. Heavy rains are expected to lash the state in the next few days.

Press Release:07-08-2020

Kerala Covid-19 Tracker
1,251 new cases & 814 recoveries today, total 12,411 patients under treatment
11 new hotspots, total 506
 

Chief Minister, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan informed that 1,251 new active Covid-19 cases were confirmed in Kerala with 814 people having recovered from the disease today. 1,061 were contact cases and the source of infection in 73 cases was unknown. 77 have returned from abroad and 94 from other states. 18 healthcare workers were also infected. The Chief Minister also offered his condolences on the five deaths reported in the State.
 
The deceased are Sajith (40) from Kannur district, Imbichikoya (68) from Malappuram district, Gopakumar (60) from Thiruvananthapuram, PG Baby (60) from Ernakulam district and Sudheer (63) from Alappuzha district. The Covid related death toll in the State is now 102.
 
The district-wise figures of the positive cases are 289 from Thiruvananthapuram district, 168 in Kasaragod district, 149 from Kozhikode district, 143 in Malappuram district, 123 from Palakkad district, 82 in Ernakulam district, 61 from Alappuzha district, 55 in Wayanad district, 39 from Pathanamthitta district, 37 in Kottayam district, 36 from Kollam district, 33 in Thrissur district, 23 from Idukki district and 13 in Kannur district.
 
The details of the infection through contact are 281 in Thiruvananthapuram district, 163 in Kasaragod district, 125 in Malappuram district, 121 in Kozhikode district, 73 in Ernakulam district, 67 in Palakkad district, 49 in Wayanad district, 48 in Alappuzha district, 35 in Kottayam district, 28 in Pathanamthitta district, 26 people in Kollam district, 22 in Thrissur district, 14 in Idukki district and nine in Kannur district.
 
The infected healthcare workers are six in Thiruvananthapuram district, four in Ernakulam district, two in Kannur district, and one each in Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Wayanad, Thrissur, Kozhikode and Kasaragod districts.
 
The district-wise figures of those who tested negative today are 150 from Thiruvananthapuram district, 123 in Kasaragod district, 71 from Kottayam district, 70 in Alappuzha district, 60 from Thrissur district, 57 in Idukki district, 50 from Pathanamthitta district, 40 in Malappuram district, 36 from Kozhikode district, 34 in Wayanad district, 33 from Palakkad district, 32 in Kollam district and 29 each from Ernakulam and Kannur districts.
 
A total of 19,151 people have so far recovered from Covid and at present 12,411 patients are under treatment.
 
1,49,684 people now under surveillance in various districts of the state, 1,38,030 under observation at their homes or institutional quarantine centres and 11,654 in hospitals. 1,570 people were admitted to the hospital today.
 
During the last 24 hours, 27,608 samples were tested. Till now, a total of 9,36,651 samples have been sent for testing and the results of 7,135 samples are yet to come. As part of the Sentinel Surveillance, 1,966 samples were collected from priority groups and 1,906 results are awaited.
 
11 new places were demarcated as hotspots today while 16 were excluded. There are currently 506 hotspots in the State.

Press Release:05-08-2020

Kerala Covid-19 Tracker
1,195 new cases & 1,234 recoveries today, total 11,492 patients under treatment
21 new hotspots, total 515

 
Chief Minister, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan has informed that 1,195 new active cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Kerala today even as 1,234 patients under treatment have recovered. 971 are cases of local transmission with the source unknown in 79. There are 66 cases among those who arrived from foreign countries and 125 from other states. The CM also offered his condolences on the seven Covid related deaths reported in the State.
 
Purushothaman (66), Prabhakaran (73) and Marakkar Kutty (70) from Kozhikode district, Asanar Haji (76) from Kasaragod, Abdul Salam (58) from Kollam district, Yashoda (58) from Kannur district and George Devassy (82) from Ernakulam district are the deceased.
 
The district-wise figures of positive cases 274 from Thiruvananthapuram district, 167 in Malappuram district, 128 from Kasaragod district, 120 in Ernakulam district, 108 from Alappuzha district, 86 in Thrissur district, 61 from Kannur district, 51 in Kottayam district, 41 from Palakkad district, 39 each in Idukki and Kozhikode districts, 37 from Pathanamthitta district, 30 in Kollam district and 14 from Wayanad district.
 
The details of the cases of infection through contact are 264 in Thiruvananthapuram district, 138 in Malappuram district, 119 in Kasargod district, 91 in Alappuzha district, 83 in Ernakulam district, 54 in Thrissur district, 41 in Kannur district, 38 in Kottayam district, 35 in Kozhikode district, 32 in Idukki district, 24 in Pathanamthitta district, 20 in Palakkad district, 18 in Kollam district and 14 in Wayanad district.
 
13 healthcare workers were diagnosed with the disease today, four in Kozhikode district, three in Thiruvananthapuram district, two in Ernakulam district, one each in Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram and Kannur districts.
 
12 KSE employees and three 3 KLF employees in Thrissur district, three INHS personnel in Ernakulam District and two DSC personnel in Kannur District are among those infected.
 
The district-wise figures of the patients who tested negative today are 528 from Thiruvananthapuram district, 105 in Kasaragod district, 77 from Malappuram district, 72 in Kozhikode district, 60 from Alappuzha district, 58 in Idukki district, 53 from Kannur district, 51 in Thrissur district, 49 from Kollam district, 47 in Kottayam district, 46 from Pathanamthitta district, 40 in Wayanad district, 35 from Ernakulam district and 13 in Palakkad district.
 
So far, 17,537 people have been cured of Covid and at present, 11,492 patients are undergoing treatment.
 
1,47,974 persons are under observation in various districts of the state, 1,36,807 under home or institutional quarantine and 11,167 in hospitals. 1,444 people were admitted to the hospital today.
 
25,096 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. A total of 8,84,056 samples have till now been sent for testing and the results of 6,444 samples are yet to come. As part of the Sentinel Surveillance, 1,30,614 samples were collected from priority groups and the results of 1,950 samples are awaited.
 
Today, 21 new places were declared as hotspots while 15 were excluded from the list. There are currently 515 hotspots in the State.

Financial assistance for Pravasi Malayalees stranded in Kerala due to lockdown 
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 05: Kerala Chief Minister, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan today announced a financial assistance package for Pravasi Malayalees (Non-Resident Keralites) who could not go back to their place of work abroad and are stranded in the State since the lockdown.
 
Briefing the media, the Chief Minister said, “In the wake of the Covid pandemic outbreak, it has been decided to allot Rs 50 crores from the Chief Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund to Norka Roots to provide financial assistance of Rs 5,000 each to expatriates who are unable to return home to work abroad. This is in addition to the Rs 8.5 crores given earlier.”
 
Salary hike and additional benefits for NHM employees 
The Chief Minister also declared that the remuneration of National Health Mission (NHM) employees, both on contract and on a daily basis will be increased in addition to Incentives and risk allowances.
 
“Since the remuneration of NHM employees who are involved in Covid defence work is limited, those on contract and also those employed on a daily basis will be provided additional benefits. Incentives and risk allowances have been introduced. There will incur an additional expenditure of Rs. 22.68 crores per month”, the CM said.
 
The minimum wage for Grade I (medical officer and specialists) will be raised from Rs 40,000 to Rs 50,000 per month with a risk allowance of 20%. Grade II (senior consultants, dental surgeons and Ayush Doctors) will be given a 20% risk allowance. The minimum monthly salary of Grade III (staff nurses, junior health inspectors, pharmacists and technicians) will be increased from Rs 13,500 to Rs 20,000 along with a 25% risk allowance. Last grade employees will be given a 30% risk allowance in addition to their daily wages.
 
Incentives and Risk Allowances will be given to all newly hired employees engaged in Covid related work. The Covid Health Policy packages for various ailments will also be provided to employees who are not covered under the KASP scheme. It was decided to give a Chief Minister’s certificate of appreciation to all the members of the Covid Brigade.
 
Police to assist healthcare workers 
The Chief Minister today clarified that the additional work given to the Police personnel to mark containment zones and for contact tracing was only to help and support the healthcare workers in their fight against Covid.
 
“Healthcare workers, Police and representatives from LSG bodies are involved in Covid preventive activities. There is a possibility of fatigue due to their constant workload. Moreover, they are now involved in CFLTCs, mobile health units, etc. They need all our support, help and assistance. Contact tracing is more elaborate now since people travel a lot and the Police can use scientific methods to do this. Their investigation techniques will help us in faster contact tracing. So there is no need for any misunderstanding. We have a serious task at hand and this is to strengthen our preventive measures”, he said.

Press Release:04-08-2020

അയ്യായിരം ഗ്രാമീണ റോഡുകളുടെ പുനരുദ്ധാരണ പ്രവൃത്തി മുഖ്യമന്ത്രി ഉദ്ഘാടനം ചെയ്തു

അയ്യായിരം ഗ്രാമീണ റോഡുകളുടെ പുനരുദ്ധാരണ പ്രവൃത്തി മുഖ്യമന്ത്രി പിണറായി വിജയന്‍ വീഡിയോ കോണ്‍ഫറന്‍സു വഴി ഉദ്ഘാടനം ചെയ്തു.

മുഖ്യമന്ത്രിയുടെ ദുരിതാശ്വാസനിധി ഉപയോഗിച്ച് സംസ്ഥാനത്ത് ആദ്യമായി തദ്ദേശ റോഡുകള്‍ക്കായി ആവിഷ്കരിക്കുന്ന പ്രത്യേക പദ്ധതിയാണിത്. 2018-ലെയും 2019-ലെയും പ്രളയത്തില്‍ തകര്‍ന്നതും തദ്ദേശ സ്ഥാപനങ്ങളുടെ പരിധിയില്‍ വരുന്നതുമായ റോഡുകളുടെ നവീകരണമാണ് ലക്ഷ്യമിടുന്നത്. അയ്യായിരം പ്രവൃത്തിയിലൂടെ 11,000 കിലോമീറ്റര്‍ ദൈര്‍ഘ്യം വരുന്ന റോഡുകളാണ് പുനരുദ്ധരിക്കുക.

1000 കോടി രൂപ മുതല്‍മുടക്കുള്ള റോഡു നവീകരണ പ്രവൃത്തി സുതാര്യമായി പൂര്‍ത്തിയാക്കുമെന്ന് മുഖ്യമന്ത്രി പറഞ്ഞു. നിര്‍മാണ പുരോഗതിയും ഗുണനിലവാരവും പരിശോധിക്കാന്‍ ജില്ലാതലത്തില്‍ നിരീക്ഷണ സമിതികള്‍ക്കു രൂപം നല്‍കും. തദ്ദേശഭരണ സ്ഥാപനങ്ങളുടെയും ജനപ്രതിനിധികളുടെയും മേല്‍നോട്ടത്തിലാവും നിര്‍മാണം.
പദ്ധതിയിലൂടെ പ്രാദേശികതലത്തില്‍ ഒട്ടേറെപ്പേര്‍ക്ക് തൊഴില്‍ ലഭിക്കും.പദ്ധതിപ്രവര്‍ത്തനങ്ങള്‍ക്കൊപ്പം ക്ഷേമപ്രവര്‍ത്തനങ്ങളും ഏറ്റെടുത്ത് തദ്ദേശഭരണ സ്ഥാപനങ്ങള്‍ നേതൃപരമായ പങ്കാണ് വഹിക്കുന്നതെന്ന് മുഖ്യമന്ത്രി പറഞ്ഞു.

പ്രതിസന്ധികള്‍ക്കിടയിലും വികസന പദ്ധതികളും സാമൂഹ്യസുരക്ഷാ പദ്ധതികളുമായി സര്‍ക്കാര്‍ മുന്നോട്ടുപോകുകയാണ്. ഈ കാഴ്ചപ്പാടോടുകൂടിയാണ് 20,000 കോടിയുടെ സാമ്പത്തിക പാക്കേജും കാര്‍ഷിക വികസനത്തിനുള്ള 3860 കോടിയുടെ സുഭിക്ഷകേരളം പദ്ധതിയും സര്‍ക്കാര്‍ പ്രഖ്യാപിച്ചത്. തദ്ദേശ ഭരണ സ്ഥാപനങ്ങളുടെയും ജനങ്ങളുടെയും സജീവ പങ്കാളിത്തം ഉറപ്പുവരുത്തിക്കൊണ്ടാണ് ഈ പദ്ധതികളെല്ലാം സര്‍ക്കാര്‍ നടപ്പിലാക്കുന്നത്.
പ്ലാന്‍ വിഹിതം വര്‍ഷാവര്‍ഷം വര്‍ധിപ്പിച്ചും ജനപങ്കാളിത്തത്തോടെയുള്ള പദ്ധതികള്‍ ആവിഷ്കരിച്ചും സേവനമേഖലയിലേക്ക് കൂടുതല്‍ പ്രവര്‍ത്തനങ്ങള്‍ വ്യാപിപ്പിക്കാനുള്ള പ്രോത്സാഹനം നല്‍കിയും കഴിഞ്ഞ നാലു വര്‍ഷം ഇടതുപക്ഷജനാധിപത്യ മുന്നണി സര്‍ക്കാര്‍ കാര്യക്ഷമതയുടെ പുതിയ മാതൃക സൃഷ്ടിച്ചു. നാലുവര്‍ഷത്തിനിടയില്‍ നേരിടേണ്ടിവന്ന ദുരന്തങ്ങള്‍ക്കിടയിലും പദ്ധതികള്‍ സ്തംഭിക്കാതെ മുന്നോട്ടുകൊണ്ടുപോകാനായി. നിരവധി തദ്ദേശസ്ഥാപനങ്ങള്‍ കഴിഞ്ഞ വര്‍ഷം 100 ശതമാനം തുക വിനിയോഗിച്ചു. അതിന്‍റെ ഭാഗമായി വികസനത്തിന്‍റെ പുതിയ മാതൃകകള്‍ ഉയര്‍ന്നുവന്നു.

അപവാദങ്ങളെ അവഗണിച്ച് മുന്നേറിയ ചരിത്രമാണ് നമ്മുടെ നാടിനുള്ളതെന്ന് മുഖ്യമന്ത്രി പറഞ്ഞു. വികേന്ദ്രീകൃതാസൂത്രണം വഴി കേരളം കൈവരിച്ച നേട്ടങ്ങള്‍ അടുത്ത തലത്തിലേക്ക് ഉയര്‍ത്തുക എന്ന ദൗത്യം ഏറ്റെടുത്തുകൊണ്ടുള്ള പ്രവര്‍ത്തനവുമായാണ് സര്‍ക്കാര്‍ മുന്നോട്ടുപോകുന്നത്. വികസനപദ്ധതികള്‍ കൃത്യമായി, സമയബന്ധിതമായി പൂര്‍ത്തികരിക്കാന്‍ പ്രത്യേകം ശ്രദ്ധിക്കും. വികസനവും ഉത്പാദനവും ദുരന്തപ്രതിരോധവും ക്ഷേമപ്രവര്‍ത്തനവും എല്ലാം ഒരുമിച്ചുകൊണ്ടുപോകുന്ന നിലയാണ് നാടിന്‍റെ ഭാഗത്തുനിന്നുണ്ടായിട്ടുള്ളത്.
നടക്കില്ല എന്നു കരുതിയ ഒട്ടേറെ പദ്ധതികള്‍ നമുക്ക് സമയബന്ധിതമായി പൂര്‍ത്തീകരിക്കാന്‍ കഴിഞ്ഞു. കേന്ദ്രസര്‍ക്കാര്‍ പോലും കേരളത്തില്‍ നടക്കില്ല എന്നു കരുതിയ ഗെയില്‍ പൈപ്പ്ലൈന്‍ പദ്ധതി പൂര്‍ത്തിയായി. ആര് തകിടംമറിക്കാന്‍ ശ്രമിച്ചാലും നാടിന്‍റെ വികസനകാര്യങ്ങളില്‍ ഒരു വിട്ടുവീഴ്ചയുമില്ലാതെ മുന്നോട്ടുപോകാനായി. ഇത് ചിലര്‍ക്ക് മാനസിക പ്രയാസമുണ്ടാക്കുന്നത് സ്വാഭാവികമാണ്. അതിന്‍റെ ഭാഗമായി ഇല്ലാക്കഥകള്‍ മെനയാനും ഭാവനയില്‍ ഒരുപാട് കഥകള്‍ സൃഷ്ടിക്കാനും ചിലര്‍ ശ്രമിക്കുകയാണ്. സര്‍ക്കാരിന്‍റെ ഭാഗത്തുനിന്ന് ഇത്തരം മികവുറ്റ പ്രവര്‍ത്തനങ്ങള്‍ നടക്കുമ്പോള്‍ അതിനെയെല്ലാം ഇകഴ്ത്തിക്കാണിക്കാന്‍ ഗവേഷണം നടത്തുകയാണ് ഇക്കൂട്ടര്‍. ജനങ്ങള്‍ക്കിതെല്ലാം നേരിട്ട് ബോധ്യമുള്ള കാര്യമാണ്. ഏതെങ്കിലും ചില കുബുദ്ധികള്‍ തയ്യാറാക്കുന്ന ഗൂഢപദ്ധതികളുടെ ഭാഗമായി നേരിട്ട് ബോധ്യമുള്ള കാര്യങ്ങളെ അട്ടിമറിക്കാന്‍ ആരു വിചാരിച്ചാലും കഴിയില്ലെന്നും മുഖ്യമന്ത്രി പറഞ്ഞു.

തദ്ദേശസ്വയംഭരണ വകുപ്പ് മന്ത്രി എ.സി. മൊയ്തീന്‍ അധ്യക്ഷത വഹിച്ചു. മന്ത്രിമാര്‍, എം.പി.മാര്‍, എം.എല്‍.എമാര്‍, മറ്റ് ജനപ്രതിനിധികള്‍, ബന്ധപ്പെട്ട ഉദ്യോഗസ്ഥര്‍ എന്നിവര്‍ പങ്കെടുത്തു.

Press Release:03-08-2020

Kerala Covid-19 Tracker
962 new cases & 815 recoveries today, total 11,484 patients under treatment
19 new hotspots, total 506

 
Chief Minister Shri Pinarayi Vijayan has informed that 962 new active cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the State today even as 815 patients have recovered from the disease. There are 801 cases of infection through contact and the source in 40 cases is unknown. 55 are returnees from abroad and 85 from other States. 15 healthcare workers were also infected.
 
The Chief Minister also condoled the deaths of 68-year-old Cleatus from Thiruvananthapuram district and 52-year-old Sasidharan from Alappuzha district. So far there have been 84 deaths in the state due to Covid.
 
Thiruvananthapuram district accounts for the maximum positive cases in 205 persons followed by 106 in Ernakulam district, 101 from Alappuzha district, 85 each in Thrissur and Malappuram districts, 66 from Kasaragod district, 59 in Palakkad district, 57 from Kollam district, 37 in Kannur district, 36 from Pathanamthitta district, 35 in Kottayam district, 33 from Kozhikode district, 31 in Wayanad district and 26 from Idukki district.
 
Those infected through contact are 197 in Thiruvananthapuram district, 87 in Ernakulam district, 86 in Alappuzha district, 73 in Malappuram district, 63 in Thrissur district, 56 each in Kollam and Kasargod districts, 32 in Kozhikode district, 31 each in Wayanad and Palakkad districts, 29 in Pathanamthitta and Kottayam districts, 23 in Kannur district and eight in Idukki district.
 
The infected healthcare workers are six in Thiruvananthapuram district and three each in Ernakulam, Kannur and Kasaragod districts. Six 6 KSE employees in Thrissur district were also infected by the virus.
 
The district-wise figures of the patients who tested negative are 253 persons from Thiruvananthapuram district, 67 in Palakkad district, 59 from Pathanamthitta district, 55 in Kottayam district, 54 from Idukki district, 52 in Thrissur district, 50 each from Alappuzha and Kasaragod districts, 40 in Kollam district, 38 each from Ernakulam and Malappuram districts, 26 in Kozhikode district, 25 from Kannur district and eight in Wayanad district.
 
Till now, 15,282 people have been cured of Coronavirus and presently, 11,484 patients are undergoing treatment.
 
There are currently 1,45,234 people under observation in various districts of the state – 1,34,455 in home or institutional quarantine and 10,779 in hospitals. 1,115 people were admitted to the hospital today.
 
During the last 24 hours, 19,343 samples were tested. A total of 8,34,215 samples have so far been sent for testing and the results of 3,926 samples are yet to come. As part of the Sentinel Surveillance, 1,25,233 samples were collected from high-risk groups and the results of 1,254 samples are awaited.
 
19 new places were demarcated as hotspots today even as 10 were excluded taking the total number of hotspots in Kerala to 506.
Kerala revises norms in marking Containment Zones 
Kerala Chief Minister, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan today announced a change in the norms for demarcating Containment Zones in the State.
 
Briefing the media, the Chief Minister said, “Henceforth, Containment Zones will be defined after tracing the primary and secondary contacts of a positive person. The Containment Zones would not be spread across a ward or a wide area but will be highly localised in and around the residences of those identified and mapped during contact tracing.”
 
Arrangements will be made for home delivery of essential items. If that is not possible, the police or volunteers will bring the goods home.
 
“The Containment Zone would be a well-restricted area with limitations on entry and exit. The declaration of the Containment Zone will not be for a particular period but will continue until it is ensured that the primary and secondary contacts in the area are free from infection. District Collectors, District Police Chiefs and DMOs will monitor the situation daily and ensure that regulations and restrictions are implemented effectively”, the CM added.
 
The CM also informed that Police have been entrusted with the job of assisting the District Collector and the District Disaster Management Authority to locate and mark the containment zone in the wake of the virus outbreak. Police enforcement will be strengthened to effectively enforce restrictions in the Containment Zone. Violation of quarantine norms and not maintaining social distancing in public places will be dealt with severely by the police.
 
The police have also been given the task of tracing and locating the primary and secondary contacts of those who test positive and transferring them to the hospital or quarantine centre, as required. The contact tracing should be done within 24 hours.
 
The Chief Minister also informed that so far 7,03,977 people have come to Kerala after the lockdown was lifted, 4,34,491 came from other states and 2,69,486 came from foreign countries. 3,672 Covid positive cases were reported among them and arrangements were made to provide treatment to all.
 
CM inaugurates 102 Family Health Centres 
Chief Minister, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan today inaugurated 102 Family Health Centres built in the State as part of the Adaram Mission.
 
In his comments, the CM said, “The inauguration of these Family Health Centres is a significant step forward in our Covid defence. The state has been reaping the benefits of converting primary health centres into family health centres during the Covid period.”
 
In the first phase, 170 Family Health Centres (FHC) were completed. In the second phase, 504 family health centres were announced and out of that, administrative approval was given for the construction of 407 FHCs. There are currently 284 Family Health Centres operational in the state. With the inauguration of 102 FHCs today, there are a total of 386 family health centres in the state.
 
While major hospitals were converted to Covid hospitals, treatment for non-Covid diseases is being provided through family health centres. The FHC are also providing manpower and resources for Covid First-Line Treatment Centres.

Press Release:03-08-2020

102 കുടുംബാരോഗ്യ കേന്ദ്രങ്ങളുടെ ഉദ്ഘാടനം മുഖ്യമന്ത്രി നിര്‍വഹിച്ചു

ആര്‍ദ്രം പദ്ധതിയുടെ ഭാഗമായി സംസ്ഥാനത്തെ 102 പ്രാഥമിക ആരോഗ്യകേന്ദ്രങ്ങളെ കൂടി കുടുംബാരോഗ്യ കേന്ദ്രങ്ങളാക്കി ഉയര്‍ത്തുന്നതിന്‍റെ ഉദ്ഘാടനം വീഡിയോ കോണ്‍ഫറന്‍സ് വഴി മുഖ്യമന്ത്രി പിണറായി വിജയന്‍ നിര്‍വഹിച്ചു. കോവിഡ് പ്രതിരോധ പ്രവര്‍ത്തനങ്ങള്‍ക്ക് ഉള്‍പ്പെടെ ഉപകരിക്കാവുന്ന വിപുലമായ സൗകര്യങ്ങളാണ് ഈ കേന്ദ്രങ്ങളില്‍ ഒരുക്കിയിരിക്കുന്നത്.

ആര്‍ദ്രം മിഷന്‍റെ ഒന്നാം ഘട്ടത്തില്‍ 170 കുടുംബാരോഗ്യകേന്ദ്രങ്ങളായിരുന്നു ലക്ഷ്യം വച്ചത്. രണ്ടാം ഘട്ടത്തില്‍ 504 കുടുംബാരോഗ്യ കേന്ദ്രങ്ങള്‍ തെരഞ്ഞെടുക്കുകയും അതില്‍ 407 സ്ഥാപനങ്ങളുടെ നിര്‍മാണത്തിന് ഭരണാനുമതി ലഭ്യമാകുകയും ചെയ്തു. നിലവില്‍ 284 കുടുംബാരോഗ്യ കേന്ദ്രങ്ങള്‍ സംസ്ഥാനത്ത് പ്രവര്‍ത്തിക്കുന്നുണ്ട്. ഇതു കൂടാതെയാണ് 102 കുടുംബാരോഗ്യ കേന്ദ്രങ്ങള്‍ ഇന്ന് പ്രവര്‍ത്തനം ആരംഭിക്കുന്നത്. ഇതോടെ  ആകെ 386 കുടുംബാരോഗ്യ കേന്ദ്രങ്ങളായി.

സംസ്ഥാനം ആരോഗ്യമേഖലയില്‍ നേരത്തെ പ്രസംശ പിടിച്ചുപറ്റിയതാണെന്നും അത് കൂടുതല്‍ മെച്ചപ്പെടുത്താനുള്ള ഉദ്ദേശത്തോടെയാണ് ആര്‍ദ്രം മിഷന്‍ ആരംഭിച്ചതെന്നും മുഖ്യമന്ത്രി പിണറായി വിജയന്‍ പറഞ്ഞു. ഏതൊരു പരിപാടിയും അതിന്‍റെ പൂര്‍ണ മികവോടെ പൂര്‍ത്തിയാകുന്നതിന് ജനപങ്കാളിത്തം വളരെ പ്രധാനമാണ്. പങ്കാളിത്തം പൂര്‍ണതോതില്‍ ഉണ്ടായ സ്ഥലങ്ങളില്‍ മികവുറ്റ കുടുംബാരോഗ്യകേന്ദ്രങ്ങള്‍ കാണുന്നുണ്ട്. മഹാമാരിയെ നേരിടുന്ന ഘട്ടത്തില്‍ രാജ്യവും ലോകവും കേരളത്തിന്‍റെ പേര് നല്ല മാതൃകയുടെ ഭാഗമായി പല ഘട്ടങ്ങളിലായി എടുത്ത് പറഞ്ഞു. നമ്മുടെ വികേന്ദ്രീകരണാസൂത്രണത്തിന്‍റെ ഭാഗമായി നല്ല തോതില്‍ വ്യാപിച്ചു കിടക്കുന്ന ആരോഗ്യകേന്ദ്രങ്ങളുണ്ട്. പ്രാഥമികാരോഗ്യകേന്ദ്രങ്ങളും കുടുംബാരോഗ്യകേന്ദ്രങ്ങളും പ്രാദേശികമായി ആരോഗ്യസംവിധാനത്തില്‍ സുപ്രധാനമായ പങ്കാണ് വഹിക്കുന്നത്. കേരളത്തില്‍ ഏതു ഗ്രാമീണ മേഖലയെടുത്താലും എത്ര പിന്നോക്കം നില്‍ക്കുന്ന ജനവിഭാഗങ്ങളായാലും ചികിത്സ ലഭ്യമാകുന്നുണ്ടെന്ന് മുഖ്യമന്ത്രി പറഞ്ഞു.

മുന്‍കരുതലുകളില്‍ അയവ് പാടില്ല

കോവിഡ് പകരാതിരിക്കാനുള്ള മുന്‍കരുതല്‍ എടുക്കുന്നതില്‍ ജനങ്ങള്‍ ഒരു തരത്തിലുമുള്ള അയവും വരുത്താന്‍ പാടില്ലെന്ന് ചടങ്ങില്‍ മുഖ്യമന്ത്രി പിണറായി വിജയന്‍ പറഞ്ഞു. രോഗം വന്നിട്ട് ചികിത്സിക്കുക മാത്രമല്ല, രോഗം വരാതിരിക്കാനും പകരാതിരിക്കാനും ആവശ്യമായ മുന്‍കരുതലുകള്‍ വളരെ പ്രധാനമാണ്. നേരത്തെ നാം ആവശ്യമായ മുന്‍കരുതലുകള്‍ വലിയ തോതില്‍ സ്വീകരിച്ചിരുന്നു. എന്നാല്‍ പല കാരണങ്ങളാല്‍ ഇക്കാര്യത്തില്‍ നാം അലംഭാവം കാണിച്ചു. അതാണ് ഇന്നത്തെ അവസ്ഥയില്‍ നാം എത്തിച്ചേര്‍ന്നതിന് കാരണമെന്ന് കുറ്റബോധത്തോടെ ഓര്‍ക്കണം. ഇനിയെങ്കിലും ഗൗരവത്തോടെ ഒരേമനസ്സോടെ നീങ്ങാനാവണമെന്ന് മുഖ്യമന്ത്രി പറഞ്ഞു.  

ക്വാറന്‍റൈന്‍ കൃത്യമായി പാലിക്കണം. ശാരീരിക അകലം നിര്‍ബന്ധമാക്കണം. ഇക്കാര്യത്തില്‍ വിട്ടുവീഴ്ചയില്ല. അലംഭാവം കാട്ടുന്നവര്‍ക്കെതിരെ കര്‍ക്കശ നടപടി സ്വീകരിക്കും.

കോവിഡ് പ്രതിരോധത്തിന് എല്ലാ സര്‍ക്കാര്‍ സംവിധാനങ്ങളും ആരോഗ്യവകുപ്പുമായി ഇഴുകി ചേര്‍ന്ന് പ്രവര്‍ത്തിച്ചു. ഫസ്റ്റ് ലൈന്‍ ട്രീറ്റ്മെന്‍റ് സെന്‍ററുകളിലേക്ക് ആവശ്യമായ കട്ടിലും കിടക്കയുമൊക്കെ സ്വമനസ്സാലെ നല്‍കാന്‍ നാട്ടുകാര്‍ ഒത്തുകൂടി. അത്തരം ആളുകളെ ഓരോ സ്ഥലത്തും സൃഷ്ടിക്കാനാകണം. മഹാദുരിതത്തെ ഒത്തുചേര്‍ന്ന് ഒരുമയോടെ നേരിടേണ്ട ഘട്ടമാണിത്. പങ്ക് വഹിക്കാന്‍ കഴിയുന്നവരെല്ലാം ഇതിന്‍റെ ഭാഗമാകണമെന്നും മുഖ്യമന്ത്രി പറഞ്ഞു.

Press Release:30-07-2020

Kerala Covid-19 Tracker: 794 recoveries & 506 new cases today, 10,056 patients under treatment
24 new hotspots, total 495

As per the available lab reports till noon today, 506 new active cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Kerala today while 794 patients were cured of the same. Briefing the media, Chief Minister, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan said that since the ICMR web portal was under maintenance, the test results till noon were only published and the remaining results would be made available to the concerned districts. Of the cases detected today, 375 are contact cases and the source of infection in 29 cases is unknown. 31 have come back from abroad and 40 from other states. 37 healthcare workers were also infected.

The Chief Minister also offered his condolences on the deaths of 77-year-old Alikoya from Kozhikode district and 65-year-old Beepathu from Ernakulam district. The Covid related death toll in the State is now 70.

The district-wise figures of the positive cases are 83 from Thrissur district, 70 in Thiruvananthapuram district, 59 from Pathanamthitta district, 55 in Alappuzha district, 42 from Kozhikode district, 39 in Kannur district, 34 from Ernakulam district, 32 in Malappuram district, 29 from Kottayam district, 28 in Kasaragod district, 22 from Kollam district, six in Idukki district, four from Palakkad district and three in Wayanad district.

60 persons in Thiruvananthapuram district, 50 in Pathanamthitta district, 44 in Thrissur district, 41 in Kozhikode district, 39 in Alappuzha district, 30 in Malappuram district, 28 each in Kottayam and Ernakulam districts, 24 in Kasaragod district, 15 in Kollam district, six each in Idukki and Kannur districts and two each in Palakkad and Wayanad districts are those infected through contact.

The infected healthcare workers are 24 in Kannur district, nine in Thiruvananthapuram district, two in Ernakulam district and one each in Pathanamthitta and Thrissur districts.

Eight KSE employees and seven KLF employees in Thrissur district, and three DSC personnel in Kannur District were among those infected.

The district-wise figures of the patients who tested negative are 220 from Thiruvananthapuram district, 83 in Kollam district, 81 from Pathanamthitta district, 69 in Ernakulam district, 68 from Thrissur district, 57 in Kozhikode district, 49 from Kottayam district, 47 in Kannur district, 36 from Palakkad district, 31 in Idukki district, 20 from Alappuzha district, 17 in Wayanad district, 12 from Malappuram district and four in Kasaragod district.

So far 12,163 people have recovered from Coronavirus and 10,056 patients are still undergoing treatment.

1,44,636 people presently under surveillance in various districts of the state, 1,34,690 under observation at their homes or institutional quarantine centres and 9,946 in hospitals. 1,117 persons were admitted to the hospital today.

During the last 24 hours, 21,533 samples were analysed. A total of 7,53,485 samples have till now been sent for testing and the results of 5,529 samples are yet to come. As part of the Sentinel Surveillance, 1,21,115 samples were collected from high-risk groups and the results of 2,228 samples are awaited.

24 new places were designated as hotspots today while 16 were excluded from the list. There are at present 495 hotspots in Kerala.

Home care isolation to be implemented in Kerala on a trial basis

Kerala Chief Minister, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan today said that home care isolation as per ICMR guidelines will be implemented in Kerala on a trial basis, initially for the Covid infected healthcare workers.

Addressing the media, the Chief Minister said, “Based on the ICMR’s guidelines and the recommendations of the expert committee, home care isolation will be implemented in Kerala for asymptomatic patients. Majority of the people infected by Covid have no symptoms and they do not require much treatment. They are placed in CFLTCs to prevent the spread of the disease to others. These patients can be at home but must fully comply with isolation conditions. Home care isolation is being implemented on an experimental basis for healthcare workers. They are being selected initially because they are aware of the system. But at the same time, no one is being forced into home isolation. Interested healthcare workers will have to give an affidavit.”

Home care isolation is allowed only for those without symptoms. Telephone monitoring, self-monitoring, symptom reporting and finger pulse oximetry records are important in home isolation. A three-tier monitoring system is being implemented. JPHN, Asha Worker and Volunteers will visit and evaluate them on certain days. There will also be supervision by expert doctors. They will be shifted to hospitals if required.

The CM said that home quarantine was a successful component of Covid defence measures. Staying alone in a toilet attached room at home was effective in preventing the spread of the disease to others. Similarly, home care isolation will be allowed only if such a room is available in the house.

“The state has a total of 25,536 beds ready in 176 institutions. This includes 8,715 beds in 29 Covid hospitals, 984 beds in 25 other government hospitals, 14,894 beds in 103 CFLTCs and 943 beds in 19 private hospitals. Therefore, there is no need for concern that treatment facilities will not be available if the number of patients increases”, he added.

Kerala completes six months of surviving Covid
Chief Minister, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan today said that it’s been six months since then and the government is using all its resources to tide over the unfamiliar situation. The vigilance and support shown by the people in this regard have given impetus to the Covid preventive measures.

The health department started working on a protocol from the second week of January in the absence of an approved protocol to address a SARS virus spreading in China. The first case of Covid-19 in the country was confirmed in Kerala on January 30. There were three cases in the first phase and we were able to contain the spread. The second phase started on March 8. At the time of the announcement of the nationwide lockdown on March 24, 105 people were undergoing treatment in Kerala. On May 3, the number of patients was reduced to 95. In the second phase, a total of 496 people were infected and only 165 were infected through contact. But once the unlock process started, the third phase began when people started arriving in Kerala from outside. Till date, 6,82,699 people have come from outside, 4,19,943 were from other states and 2,62,756 from foreign countries. In the third phase, 21,298 people were infected till July 29. Of these, 9,099 came from outside Kerala and 12,199 people got infected through contact.

“A significant increase in the number of patients was expected earlier. However, the prevalence of the disease is still unpredictable in Kerala. The systematic work by the government during these six months ensured that Kerala did not go into a dangerous situation as many had predicted. An examination of the health sector alone reveals the extent of government interventions”, the CM said.

276 doctors were appointed in a single day for Covid duty. Kasargod Medical College was made operational and 273 posts created. 980 doctors were appointed on a temporary basis. In addition, 6,700 temporary posts were filled through the NHM to strengthen the basic health system. About 1,000 ambulances were made available for Covid patients. There are 50 mobile medical units operating in the state. Hospitals were converted into Covid hospitals and other facilities were set up. Monitoring systems, from ward level committees to the top, are the mainstay of the Covid defence activities in the state.

Press Release:29-07-2020

Kerala Covid-19 Tracker: 903 new cases & 641 recoveries today, 10,350 patients under treatment
19 new hotspots, total 492

903 people in Kerala tested positive for Covid-19 today while 641 patients under treatment have tested negative. 706 people were infected through contact and the contact source of 35 unknown. 90 of those diagnosed today are returnees from overseas and 71 from other states.

One death was also reported, 67 year old Kutty Hassan from Malappuram district, taking the Covid related death toll in the State to 68.

213 persons from Thiruvananthapuram district, 87 in Malappuram district, 84 from Kollam district, 83 in Ernakulam district, 67 from Kozhikode district, 54 in Pathanamthitta district, 49 each from Palakkad and Kasaragod districts, 43 in Wayanad district, 42 from Kannur district, 38 in Alappuzha district, 34 from Idukki district, 31 in Thrissur district and 29 from Kottayam district are those confirmed with Coronavirus infection.

The district-wise figures of the contact cases are 198 in Thiruvananthapuram district, 77 in Kollam district, 60 in Kozhikode district, 58 in Ernakulam district, 52 in Malappuram district, 43 in Wayanad district, 39 in Pathanamthitta district, 33 in Alappuzha district, 32 in Kasaragod district, 27 in Kottayam district, 25 in Idukki district, 22 each in Thrissur and Kannur districts and 18 in Palakkad district.

30 healthcare workers were also infected by the disease – 10 each in Thiruvananthapuram and Kannur districts, six from Ernakulam district and one each in Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kozhikode and Kasaragod districts. Two KSE employees and a KLF employee in Thrissur District are among those infected.

146 patients from Kollam district, 126 in Thiruvananthapuram district, 58 from Ernakulam district, 56 in Thrissur district, 41 from Pathanamthitta district, 36 in Kasaragod district, 35 from Alappuzha district, 34 in Malappuram district, 30 from Kozhikode district, 28 in Kottayam district, 20 from Idukki district, 19 in Palakkad district, nine from Wayanad district and three in Kannur district are those who recovered. So far 11,369 people have been cured of Covid and 10,350 patients are still undergoing treatment.

There are at present 1,47,132 people under observation across the state, 1,37,075 in home or institutional quarantine and 10,057 isolated at hospitals. 1,475 persons were hospitalised today.

23,924 samples were tested during the last 24 hours. Till now, a total of 7,33,413 samples have been sent for testing and of these, the results of 7,037 samples are awaited. As part of Sentinel Surveillance, 1,19,019 samples were collected from priority groups including health workers, guest workers, and individuals with greater social contact and 1,14,666 samples were confirmed with no infection.

There are 19 new hotspots and 13 places were excluded. There are now 492 hotspots in Kerala.

Press Release:28-07-2020

Kerala Covid-19 Tracker: 1,167 new cases & 679 recoveries today, 10,093 patients under treatment
17 new hotspots, total 486

Thiruvananthapuram, July 28: Chief Minister, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan informed that 1,167 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Kerala today while 679 patients under treatment have recovered from the disease. 888 are cases of local transmission and in 55 cases; the source of infection is unknown. 122 cases are those who came back from abroad and 96 from other states. 33 healthcare workers were also infected.

Meanwhile, four deaths were reported taking the Covid related death toll in the State to 67. The Chief Minister condoled the deaths of Abu Baker (72) of Ernakulam district, Abdul Rahman (70) of Kasaragod district, Sainuddin (65) of Alappuzha district and Selvamani (65) of Thiruvananthapuram district.

The new positive cases were reported in 222 persons from Thiruvananthapuram district, 118 in Kottayam district, 112 from Malappuram district, 109 in Thrissur district, 95 from Kollam district, 86 in Palakkad district, 84 from Alappuzha district, 70 in Ernakulam district, 67 from Kozhikode district, 63 in Pathanamthitta district, 53 from Wayanad district, 43 in Kannur district, 38 from Kasaragod district and seven in Idukki district.

The district-wise figures of the contact cases are 199 in Thiruvananthapuram district, 113 from Kottayam district, 88 in Malappuram district, 77 from Kollam district, 64 in Alappuzha district, 61 from Ernakulam district, 58 in Thrissur district, 50 from Kozhikode district, 42 in Wayanad district, 36 each from Pathanamthitta, Palakkad and Kasaragod districts, 21 in Kannur district and seven from Idukki district.

18 infected healthcare workers are in Thiruvananthapuram district, three each are from Kottayam, Malappuram and Kannur districts, two each in Pathanamthitta and Ernakulam districts, and one each from Kollam and Kasaragod districts. 11 KSE employees, nine KLF employees and a BSF personnel in Thrissur district and seven employees of Malabar Trading Company in Wayanad district were also infected by Coronavirus.

The district-wise figures of the patients whose test results were negative today are 170 in Thiruvananthapuram district, 83 from Ernakulam district, 80 in Alappuzha district, 70 from Kollam district, 45 in Thrissur district, 40 from Palakkad district, 36 in Kasargod district, 34 from Malappuram district, 28 in Pathanamthitta district, 27 from Idukki district, 20 in Kottayam district, 18 from Wayanad district, 15 in Kannur district and 13 from Kozhikode district.

So far, 10,728 people have been cured of Covid and at present, 10,093 patients diagnosed with the disease are still undergoing treatment.

1,50,716 persons are currently under surveillance in various districts of the state. 1,40,898 are under observation at their homes or institutional quarantine centres and 9,818 are in isolation in hospitals. 1,343 people were admitted to the hospital today.

19,140 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. Till now, a total of 7,09,348 samples have been sent for testing and the results of 6,596 samples are yet to come. Of the 1,16,418 samples collected from high exposure groups part of Sentinel Surveillance, 1,13,073 samples were negative.

17 new places in the State were designated as hotspots and 25 were exempted. Presently there are 486 hotspots.