Kerala Covid Surge, Union Health Minister To Visit State

  • | Monday | 16th August, 2021

Heath Minister Mansukh Mandaviya to visit Kerala to review the covid surge. 

Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya is supposed to visit Kerala Today to review the covid situation in the state. 

 Mandaviya’s visit to Kerala comes nearly two weeks after he spoke to chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan over rising cases of the coronavirus disease in the state. Seeking the state government’s cooperation in managing the pandemic, the Union health minister also wrote to Vijayan, urging him to take more proactive measures to control the spread of the virus.

Kerala has so far recorded nearly 3.67 million cases and 18,601 deaths due to Covid-19. On Sunday, the state saw another high of 18,582 new cases, while 102 patients succumbed to Covid-19. 

As of Sunday`s infection count, four districts - Malappuram, Thrissur, Kozhikode and Ernakulam - recorded more than 2,000 cases. Over 499,000 patients are under surveillance across several districts of Kerala and of which 27,636 are in hospitals and the remaining 471,395 patients are either in home or institutional quarantine, the bulletin showed.

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