Health Ministry deploys high-level multi-disciplinary team to Kerala to check spike in Covid

With the exponential increase in the daily number of covid-19 cases being reported by Kerala, the Union ministry of health and family decided to depute a high-level, multi-disciplinary team in Kerala. The team will collaborate with the state health authorities, and institute effective public health measures for the management of covid-19, according to a statement issued by the ministry. The Ministry said in a release that a six-member Central team to Kerala would be headed by Dr. S.K. Singh, Director, National Centre for Disease Control. The team would reach Kerala on Friday and visit a few districts.

The high-level team would work closely with the State Health Department, take stock of the ground situation and recommend necessary public health interventions to contain the large number of cases being reported.

Kerala with an active caseload of 1.54 lakh is contributing 37.1 percent of the total active cases in the country, with a growth rate of 1.41 in the last seven days. Average daily cases being reported in the State are above 17,443. The State has also reported a high case positivity of 12.93 percent cumulatively and 11.97 percent weekly. Six districts are reporting more than 10 percent weekly positivity.

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