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Kerala shares 68% of total Covid-19 cases reported nationally

16/09/2021 at 4:43 PM

New Delhi, Sept 16: Almost 68% of total Covid-19 cases reported nationally are from Kerala. Kerala has over 1.99 lakh active cases, while 5 other states – Mizoram, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra – have more than 10,000 active cases, said Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Thursday.

Weekly positivity rate for last 11 weeks is below 3%. 64 districts are still reporting above 5% Covid positivity. They are districts of concern where Covid appropriate behaviour, vaccination, surveillance in these areas must be strictly monitored, Bhushan added.

On the other hand, VK Paul, Member-Health, NITI Aayog said Mizoram is a state of concern. In coming 2-3 months, we have to maintain caution against any upsurge of Covid cases. We request everyone to remain careful in the coming quarter. We’re happy to see the number of cases stabilising, even in Kerala.

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