Kerala has seen a spread in contact covid cases with the numbers increasing from six per cent in June to 20.64 per cent in July. Stating that there was an increase in the number of contact cases, Kerala Chief Minister said that the increasing number of contact cases in proportion to the total number of cases was a dangerous situation.
Talking to reporters, he said that tests would be increased in the coming days. He also mentioned that two Covid hospitals would be set up in each district for the treatment of critically ill patients.
All major cities in India faced a situation where a cluster of covid infection was first formed in a single location and later multiple clusters were formed that had led to community spread, he said. “A similar super spread situation is witnessed here. If not taken care, the disease can spread faster than expected. In a small densely populated state like Kerala, it will not take long for it to spread all over. It is time to realize that we are facing a major disaster. Meanwhile, some forces are deliberately trying to sabotage our fight against Covid and push the society as a whole to a disaster”, Vijayan said.
Meanwhile, the Triple Lockdown imposed in the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram has been extended for another week. Moreover, five clusters have been identified in the district and all of them fall in three wards of the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation.
Kerala has now two large community clusters — the first one in Ponnani (Malappuram District) and the second in Thiruvananthapuram. Scientific cluster management strategies are being implemented in these places.