With a mean 20,055 circumstances and 122 deaths a day in August, Kerala is the Covid hotspot in India at the moment, contributing to 50 per cent of the circumstances reported within the nation. This has compelled the Centre to recommend a revisit by the state on its ‘failed’ Covid technique.
To assess the bottom state of affairs, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya is about to go to the state on Monday and will meet chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan. “Kerala had its own strategy to contain Covid and it did not work this time. If your strategy is not working for 50 days, you should not be continuing with it. There is a need to look into all the aspects, including isolation, contact tracing and containment zones,” National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) director Dr Sujeet Kumar Singh instructed Business Standard. An increase within the variety of circumstances compelled the Opposition events to come back out in public, calling the state’s technique a “failed” one.
Out of the entire 45 districts within the nation which have a check positivity ratio of over 10 per cent, 13 are in Kerala. The state’s general positivity price now stands at 13.97 per cent with a seven-day common of round 10.24 per cent. This will be in comparison with a nationwide every day positivity price of 1.88 per cent now and fewer than 3 per cent within the final 20 days.