Hyderabad: Majority of the inmates of all age group in prisons across Kerala state got vaccinated the first dose and special initiatives have been taken to immunize the inmates of all age groups, the state government has told the High Court here.
The submission by the Kerala government was made before a bench of Chief Justice S Manikumar and Justice Anu Sivaraman during the hearing of a Public Interest Litigation initiated by it with regard to the vaccination status of inmates in the prisons in the state. The government informed the bench that there are only about 4,808 inmates in prisons in Kerala and a majority of them have been given the first dose of vaccination.
The court subsequently directed the Kerala state government to file a statement or an affidavit, along with supporting documents, with regard to the submissions made by it.
Kerala Covid-19 overview: As of Wednesday (July 21), there were 17,481 people turned out positive from 1,45,993 samples sent for testing in the past 24 hours, and the daily test positivity rate (TPR) rose to 11.97 percent, as per a government statement. The state continues to have one of the highest levels of daily cases, TPR and active cases, which stood at 1,29,640 on Wednesday, in the country. Across Kerala, there were 4,06,370 people under observation, including 25,054 people in hospitals, as per reports