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Presence of highly contagious African variant virus in Kerala; Be careful

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said that the presence of the highly contagious COVID virus has been detected in Kerala as well. It has been confirmed that the genetic variant previously found in South Africa now exists in Kerala. The Chief Minister has said that the spread of the virus can be prevented only if the people are extremely vigilant. Earlier, Crisp had conducted studies on virus variants in African countries. Crisp had discovered that the virus could work against some of the vaccines currently being discovered in the world.

Two months ago, the Union Ministry of Health confirmed the presence of the virus in India. In the first phase, the virus was confirmed in four people in India. Accurate figures are needed on the number of people infected with the virus in Kerala. Currently, 3 variants of COVID have been confirmed in India. About 187 people in the country have been diagnosed with the British version of the COVID virus.

COVID confirmed 21,890 people in the state today. 96378 people were tested. There are currently 2,32,812 people in treatment. Today alone, 28 people have died in the state due to COVID infection. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the decrease in the number of confirmed cases today is not a sign of relief. This is due to the lack of inspections as it was a holiday yesterday.

Outbreaks were reported in Kozhikode 3251, Ernakulam 2515, Malappuram 2455, Thrissur 2416, Thiruvananthapuram 2272, Kannur 1618, Palakkad 1342, Kottayam 1275, Alappuzha 1183, Kasaragod 1086, Idukki 779, Kollam 741, Wayanad 500 and Pathanamthitta 457.

The test positivity rate is 22.71. Routine Sample, Sentinel Sample, CB Nat, Truant, POCT. PCR, RT A total of 1,52,13,100 samples have been tested so far, including LAMP and antigen testing. No one from the UK, South Africa or Brazil has confirmed COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. COVID 19 has so far been confirmed by 116 people from the UK (108), South Africa (7) and Brazil (1). Of these, 112 tested negative. A total of 11 people were diagnosed with the genetically modified virus.

It has been confirmed today that 28 deaths in the last few days were due to COVID-19. This brings the total death toll to 5138. Today, 230 of those diagnosed with the disease are from outside the state. 20,088 people were infected through contact. Contact sources for 1502 are not clear. Kozhikode 3176, Ernakulam 2470, Malappuram 2344, Thrissur 2392, Thiruvananthapuram 1934, Kannur 1425, Palakkad 565, Kottayam 1184, Alappuzha 1180, Kasaragod 1034, Idukki 751, Kollam 730, Wayanad 483 and Pathanamthitta 420 were affected by the disease.

About 70 health workers were affected. Health workers in Kannur 17, Kasaragod 12, Wayanad 9, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Palakkad 6 each, Kollam, Ernakulam, Kozhikode 3 each, Pathanamthitta 2, Kottayam, Idukki and Malappuram 1 each was affected.

The test results of 7943 people who were diagnosed and treated were negative. Thiruvananthapuram 806, Kollam 295, Pathanamthitta 414, Alappuzha 688, Kottayam 286, Idukki 350, Ernakulam 801, Thrissur 861, Palakkad 320, Malappuram 825, Kozhikode 1074, Wayanad 117, Kannur 683 and Kasaragod 423 were found negative today. With this, 2,32,812 people have been diagnosed with the disease and are still undergoing treatment. 11,89,267 people have so far been freed from COVID.

There are currently 4,98,196 people under surveillance in various districts of the state. Of these, 4,77,778 are under home / institutional quarantine and 20,418 in hospitals. A total of 3731 people were admitted to the hospital today. Today there are 4 new hotspots. Excluded from an area hotspot. There are currently a total of 550 hotspots

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