Amid assessments that Kovid’s second wave is coming to an end, there is already a warning that cases may increase. According to an earlier Zero Survey, only a very small percentage of people in the state have been affected by Kovid so far.
Trivandrum, First Published Jun 27, 2021, 2:44 PM IST
Thiruvananthapuram: Even before the end of the second wave of Kovid, health experts have warned that there may be another increase in Kovid cases in Kerala. The suggestion is to be extra careful in case the DeltaPlus variant is confirmed. Although the state has begun studies of highly contagious viruses, including Delta Plus, the lack of comprehensive samples has backfired. The test positivity rate remained above 10 for five consecutive days, despite being tested up to ten times in the most prevalent areas.
Amid assessments that Kovid’s second wave is coming to an end, there is already a warning that cases may increase. According to an earlier Zero Survey, only a very small percentage of people in the state have been affected by Kovid so far. The number of people who are still vulnerable is high. Health experts say the discounts and the confirmed Delta Plus variant, which has been confirmed in the meantime, are a cause for concern. At the same time, the delay in finding radical differences is a setback. The state last month launched a genetic hierarchical study to identify high-potential virus strains. The facility is presently located at Rajiv Gandhi Institute, Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode Medical College. However, the results of all the three confirmed Delta Plus cases came from samples sent to Delhi.
It is too late to get the results from Delhi and give the samples. While studying the overall ranking of samples in Delhi, the state has a system for hierarchical study of parts of the virus. This is not happening in the state as the problem samples have to be comprehensively obtained from all the districts. Experts say that many districts and problem samples are missing. In this case, radical differences cannot be detected and prevented.
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Last Updated Jun 27, 2021 2:44 PM IST