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Covid cases spiral in Kerala, 6854 new cases in last 5 days

- June 4, 2022

Thiruvananthapuram, June 4 (BPNS)

For the fifth straight day, Kerala reported more than 1000 new cases of Covid-19. With the active caseload breaching the 7,000 mark, state health minister Veena George calls for strict adherence to Covid appropriate behavior. Meanwhile, the minister also added that the situation is not alarming and the health infrastructure of the state can deal with any kind of emergencies emerging out of this recent surge. The state’s active case tally is 7,972.

Of the districts having the most active cases, Ernakulam tops the list with 2,892 cases, followed by capital district Thiruvananthapuram, with 1485 cases, and Kottayam, 930 cases.

It was on May 31st that the Covid case tally shows signs of spiraling. That day 1,197 cases were reported.

Followed by 1,370 cases on June 1st

1,278 cases on June 2nd

1,465 cases on June 3rd and 1,544 cases on June 4th.

The other day, after chairing a high-level meeting that assessed the Covid-19 situation in the state, Veena said that the sudden surge in cases is because of the Omicron variant. She also added that districts like Ernakulam, Thiruvananthapuram, and Kottayam were told to stay alert and induce people to follow Covid protocols.

However, union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan in a letter to state health secretary Rajan Khobragade on Friday urged the need for strict watch and pre-emptive action to control the localized spread of Covid-19. The letter also highlighted that except for Thrissur, Palakkad, and Kasargod districts, all other districts are showing an upward trend in reporting fresh cases.