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#Kerala new hotspot of covid in India, know what state health minister Veena George has to say . Watch #NewsToday with Rajdeep Sardesai:...
More than 50% of the new COVID cases today came from Kerala. You are the COVID hotspot. Three consecutive days or more than 22 thousand ah cases. Has something gone wrong with your model or your strategy? Veena George. During the second phase of the wave the disease is getting spread ah due to the Delta virus. And as you know ah in Kerala we do the maximum number of tests. Yesterday we did more than 196 thousand test and today we did more than 163 thousand test. Hmm. And we are doing targeted test. Because if we find one person positive what we do is that we test all the persons around him and it's contacts, all the primary contacts. Hmm. The secondary contacts on the tertiary contacts. So the chances are very high that all the persons that we test we or in all the persons we do the test. There are chances that they will be positive. So the TPR the test positivity rate is with be very high. You heard the health minister there. She seems to suggest all is under control. We were prolonging the wave. That's all that's happening. Our fatality rates are low. Our testing is high. Do you think she is right? I think on some parts there is certainly need to worry. For example test positivity is an excessive 10% is not a good situation to be in at any point. But on the other hand there are some positives that the the case fatalities are still below. The average for India over a launch period or the slowly creeping up and that's a positive. We are not seeing an overwhelming of medical infrastructure, health infrastructure so far. Still there are empty IQ beds there are empty oxygen beds et cetera. So I think Kerala has is an in a unique position. The real ah infection that was happened in Kerala's much less. Positive success in a in a in a fight for covid. Do do you think of Kerala's containment strategies may have not worked? If it is not work why this much less person ah this stroke and version. So Kerala's containment has worked well and even Google mobility data is also showing back. Kerala is the place where the containment strategies work well. Before the elections we were doing hardly 50 thousand test per day. Hmm. There were political reasons also. Mostly political reasons. And now we are doing close to 20,000,200,000 test per day. So when there are more test there will be more TBC more cases detected. That's very common sense again. Hmm. Then when when you do more test the test possibility should come down. Which is not happening because there is increased transmission. Transmission is at a very high rate. So there is there are alarming things to be concerned about.

Posted 2 months ago in Health & Medical