The Kerala government said that special lockdowns restrictions will be enforced. New restrictions will be imposed on urban and panchayat wards with critical spread of WIPR. (Weekly infection population ratio) above 8.
DDMAs will notify such areas on weekly basis. Information will be given through websites and other media, chief secretary Dr VP Joy said .
Today, Kerala reported 25,010 new Covid cases and 177 deaths. This took the case count to 43,34,704 and the death toll to 22,303. Kerala health minister Veena George said 1,51,317 samples were tested in the last 24 hours and the test positivity rate was 16.53%.
Thrissur has reported the maximum number of fresh cases today–3,226. This is followed by Ernakulam with 3,034 and Malappuram 2,606.
“There are 2,37,643 active Covid cases and of that only 12.9 per cent have been hospitalised,” the minister said.
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