Kerala is the state with the most COVID-19 cases in the country. The number of new COVID-19 cases in the state has increased by approximately 30% in the last 24 hours, reaching over 31,000, with 215 deaths. The Onam festival is being blamed by the state government for the increase, which has been dubbed the “Onam spike.”
Kerala recorded 31,445 new cases on Wednesday, bringing the overall number of infections to 38,83,429 and the number of deaths to 19,972. The district with the most new cases is Ernakulam, with 4,048 new cases, followed by Thrissur, with 3,865 new cases. The rate of test positivity in the state was 19.03 percent.
Kerala has reported more than 30,000 new cases for the first time since May of this year. The total number of active cases in the state was 1, 70,292, with 20,271 people recovering. Kerala has been adding more than half of the daily cases to the national caseload for several weeks.
District wise case data
Out of the 14 districts, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Kollam, and Kottayam reported over 2000 cases on Wednesday.
There were 4,048 cases in Ernakulam, followed by 3,865 in Thrissur, 3,680 in Kozhikode, 3,502 in Malappuram, 2,562 in Palakkad, and 2,479 in Kollam and Kottayam 2,050 cases.
A government release stated that Kannur (1,930), Alappuzha (1,874), Thiruvananthapuram (1,700), Idukki (1,166), Pathanamthitta (1,008), and Wayanad (962) reported cases.
Spike due to festivals?
After the celebrations that were celebrated in the last few weeks, medical professionals projected that the state’s TPR would soar above 20% and the incidence of infections would grow.
Kerala has been reporting more than or near to 20,000 instances practically every day since the Bakrid celebrations, during which restrictions were lifted for a few days.
Following the state’s Onam celebrations, the number of COVID-19 cases in Kerala increased by about 30% in a single day, bringing the daily total to over 31,000.
What Central team said?
The Centre dispatched a six-member team to Kerala to investigate the high number of COVID-19 infections.
The high numbers, according to the team, are due to breaches in home isolation techniques, contact-tracing measures, and a low number of RT-PCR testing.