Thiruvananthapuram: Kovid for 5022 people in the state today. 4257 people were infected through contact. The source of 647 is not clear. The disease includes 59 health workers. 21 people died of the disease. 7469 people were cured. 92,731 people are in treatment.
36599 samples were tested today. So far, efforts have been made to prevent the spread of the disease. In this way, the spread of the disease was prevented and the treatment system was strengthened. In this way, they learned more about the disease and life-saving techniques. Through all of this we were able to prevent Kovid deaths. Even in Italy, the disease quickly reached its peak.
We know how much the impact of the disaster was at that point. In Italy, up to 16 out of 100 cases of the disease die. The death rate in various states of our country is also shocking. In Kerala, the death rate has been low from the beginning. We find that the mortality rate is low even at this time when covid proliferation is at its peak. This epidemic engulfed the whole world. It is important to know how many lives have been saved and what has been done for it.
Kerala faced the epidemic through a scientific approach. The result is a better, lower mortality rate. The death toll fell to 0.45 in June from 0.77 in May. In August, it was 0.4. 0.38 in September. The death rate so far in October was 0.28 percent. It is a proud achievement that we are able to bring down the mortality rate even at this stage.
This is why the health sector in Kerala is internationally recognized. Besides, Kerala has not gone after any honor. No application for the award has been made anywhere. The recognition we received was the result of our hard work and tireless efforts. But many are upset by all this. Such people are insulting Kerala without understanding the facts and sometimes deliberately misleading them.
Kovid was first reported in Kerala in India after the Kovid outbreak in Wuhan, China. But in the first instance, we prevented the disease from dying and spreading to more people. Despite the spread of Kovid in China and many other parts of the world, Kerala, with its high population density, was able to cope with Kovid.
Kerala was the first state in the country to develop the Kovid protocol. We did publicity and awareness before anyone else. In the second phase, the disease reached Kerala from Italy and spread to many people. We faced, and by then we had brought the Break the Chain. Kerala is the first state to declare a lockdown before the national lockdown. The news that Onam has been widely discounted in Kerala is false.
As with other celebrations, small concessions were made and strict guidelines and strict restrictions were given during Onam. It was suggested that customers should be admitted according to the size of the shop and that the number of people permitted should be displayed outside the shop. During Onam, shops were allowed to operate only till 9 pm. It was suggested that home delivery should be encouraged even though malls and hypermarkets are licensed.
Kovid has repeatedly demanded and requested at press conferences that Onam celebrations should not be held in groups in view of the spread. The DGP and the Chief Secretary appealed to the people in this regard. During the Onam season, the police kept a close watch and remained vigilant. 2603 cases were registered for violating the rules on the first Onam. 1279 arrests were also recorded. 137 vehicles were seized. On August 31, the day of Thiruvonam, 1996 cases and 1019 arrests were registered and 94 vehicles were seized.
On September 1, the same day, 1198 cases were registered. 62 vehicles were seized. 655 people were arrested that day. On September 2, 708 people were arrested for violating the regulations. 1612 cases were registered. 92 vehicles were seized. All this shows that strict control was imposed during Onam. There was great cooperation from the people.
The government took special care to provide welfare pensions and foodgrains to the common man. May had days without cases due to the positive and remarkable intervention in this way. Active cases dropped to three and the recovery rate rose to 97 percent. Instead of being proud of it, the sight of some people getting upset is amazing. There are some things we have seen with the removal of lock down control.
It was certain that there would be a situation where our brothers would return from abroad and from other states and that many of them would come from Kovid-affected areas and spread here. The Department of Health also warned that there would be a large-scale Kovid outbreak in August. In view of all this, we have done extensive preparation and awareness. This is how the death toll is reduced.
Everyone knows how Kovid spread here. The country and the natives came together to stop Kovid. At this point, some came out publicly to sabotage the defense. Its impact is what happened here. We have made the Kovid defense a success because of the vigilance of the people and the smooth running of the health care system. Local self-government representatives, officials and volunteers all made sacrifices as a result.
The opposition gave the wrong message to the people. We have seen the tragic part of what will happen in the country if one part works separately at the point where everyone stops Kovid. Despite all the other problems, we must stand united in the Kovid defense.
Preventing the spread of the disease here is something that the community does together. Everyone must play a part in it. We have seen the tragic part of what happens if we try to keep a part of it away and that false message spreads across the country. The lesson to be learned from this is that while there are other problems, everyone should adopt a stand-alone approach to Kovid defense.
The number of Kovid cases in Thiruvananthapuram district has come down significantly. The number of positive people per day decreased and the cure rate increased positively. Kovid protocol violations were found in markets, auto stands, bus stands and some shops in various parts of the district.
A special study was conducted on those undergoing home treatment in Kollam. At high risk, it became clear that only 16 percent of primary contact was Kovid positive. The study focused on Alappuzha, Azheekal, Chavara and Shakthikulangara health centers. Neendakara and Shaktikulangara harbors were partially opened.
There are 40 active clusters in Pathanamthitta. The district is trying to increase the number of inspections daily to 5,000. Kovid conducts Nilakkal test for Sabarimala pilgrims. As many as 272 pilgrims and staff were treated till 7 am today. Awareness and campaign is being conducted through WhatsApp group in Udumbanchola and Kattappana where Kovid is more in Idukki.
Palakkad 9 First Line Treatment Centers are active. In three of these, the second line treatment is provided to those in category B who are Kovid positives. The home isolation of Kovid patients was well received in Kannur. Already 10804 Kovid patients have opted for home isolation here. There are currently six active clusters in Kannur.
Outbreaks appear to be exacerbated in Kanhangad and Kasaragod municipalities in the Kasaragod district and in the coastal panchayats of Ajanur, Uduma and Chemmanad. Awareness work in the district has been strengthened at the ward level. Two teachers in each ward were assigned as part of the mash project.
The Union Minister said that the current situation is part of the growing prevalence of the disease. That’s what I said here. It has been said many times in the same press conference that this will lead to an increase in the spread of the disease. Everyone is worried about what will happen when something that used to go very smoothly escalates to another state. The Union Health Minister has always praised Kerala.
He believed that the spread of the disease in Kerala was due to the Onam celebrations. There is also a positive side to it, there are going to be big celebrations all over the country in the coming days. At such a stage, there will be a huge increase in the number of people. He sees that the increase in the number of Kovid patients in Kerala, which is a model for the entire country in preventing the spread of Kovid, is due to the combination of violating the Kovid protocol. It’s also meant to remind you that it should not happen anywhere else.