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After a year and a half, Covid cases are less than a thousand; Minister Veena George has said that the aim is to get rid of Covid completely

Thiruvananthapuram: After a 12 months and a half, the variety of Covid instances within the state has come all the way down to lower than a thousand, says Health Minister Veena George. On August 3, 2020, lower than a thousand instances have been final reported within the state. At the moment, Covid was constructive for 962 individuals. Then got here the second wave. The second wave was low, however the variety of instances didn’t drop under 1,000.

Later, with the third wave, the case got here up once more. However the Covid protection technique devised by the state paid off. The variety of instances dropped quickly to lower than a thousand. The case is low however not careless. The aim is to fully free the covid. The masks doesn’t change. The minister mentioned vigilance needs to be maintained for just a few extra days.

Since August 3, 2020, the variety of Covid sufferers has elevated to over a thousand. Then got here the second wave. It progressively elevated to 43,529 on May 12 final 12 months. The instances have been later diminished because of robust preventive measures taken by the state. As on December 27, the variety of Covid instances had come all the way down to 1636. However after Christmas and the New 12 months, Covid instances elevated quickly. The third wave started on January 1, when the omicron, a genetic variant of Covid, unfold right here as nicely. The very best variety of instances within the third wave was 55,475 on January 25.

We have been in a position to successfully defend the third wave in addition to the primary and second wave of Covid. There has by no means been a scarcity of hospital beds, ICU ventilator services or security tools. The state didn’t give you a one or two wave technique. Delta variant illness severity was greater. Nevertheless, the omicron variant has a decrease severity however the next unfold capability. The vaccination drive launched by the state has additionally borne fruit. The primary dose was given to 100% of individuals over 18 years of age and the second dose to 87% of individuals. The vast majority of youngsters between the ages of 15 and 17 have been vaccinated. It has been noticed that the variety of instances is lowering at a excessive charge when the robust resistance is elevated.

In the beginning of the third wave, there was a forty five p.c enhance in Covid instances within the first week of January. Within the third week of January, it elevated by 215%. However then it dropped in a short time. The variety of instances dropped to minus 39.48 per cent within the final week. The minister additionally urged the individuals to stay vigilant because the instances are but to be dropped very quickly.


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