Kerala: State reported 20,624 new Covid cases and 80 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to health bulletin on Saturday. Presently, positivity rate stands at 12.31%. The state reported 16,865 recoveries during the same period.
With this, the active cases in Kerala has now gone up to 1,64,500. This is the fifth day running when the southern state had registered over 20,000 new cases in a day. On Friday, Kerala had reported 20,772 cases and 116 deaths in a span of 24 hours Kerala has been reporting more than 20,000 fresh Covid infections for the last few days, highest by any state in the country.
Fearing the further surge, the health minister said that people should strictly avoid crowds and follow Covid protocols while organising and attending events and celebrations during Onam. Amid surge in Covid cases, Kerala Health Minister Veena George on Saturday asked people to avoid crowds and if possible, even events, celebrations during Onam festival. She also urged people not to visit relatives to reduce the risk of Covid infection.