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Kerala News Updates: Over 5 lakh vaccines administered in a day

By Anuj Cariappa
Google Oneindia News

Thiruvananthapuram, July 31: As the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc, Kerala will be under complete lockdown from July 31, 2021 to August 1, 2021.

The decision to impose a complete weekend curfew comes as the state has been recording more than 22,000 daily COVID-19 cases every day.

Kerala News Live Updates: Complete weekend lockdown begins today as COVID cases spike

Some of the worst affected districts in Kerala are Malappuram, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Ernakulam, Palakkad, Kollam, Alappuzha, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram and Kottayam.

Want to stay updated regarding recent developments in Kerala? From the latest political developments to weather, COVID-19 or vaccination related stories. Stay tuned with Oneindia and watch this space.

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8:59 PM, 31 Jul
They also gave the input of taking care of the people who are under home quarantine. Most of our active cases are in home quarantine category. So, they advised us to focus more on them and see if there is any quarantine violation: Dr Arun S Nair Kollam (Kerala) Deputy Collector
7:50 PM, 31 Jul
In view of high test positivity rate of state, central team visited our district as well. It was a wonderful meeting, we discussed current status of the dist & our strategies from the Health Dept & Dist Admn to contain the pandemic: Dr Arun S Nair, Dy Collector, Kollam, Kerala
6:51 PM, 31 Jul
Active cases: 1,64,500 Total recoveries: 32,08,969 Death toll: 16,781
6:15 PM, 31 Jul
Kerala reports 20,624 new #COVID19 cases, 16,865 recoveries and 80 deaths in the last 24 hours. Positivity rate is at 12.31%.
5:09 PM, 31 Jul
Under financial strain due to COVID-19, Kerala sees 17 deaths in six weeks
4:28 PM, 31 Jul
Newlyweds to get congratulatory cards from Minister
Getting married? You may just end up with a congratulatory card signed by Kerala Minister for Women and Child Development Veena George. The card also comes with a reminder against accepting or giving dowry.
3:19 PM, 31 Jul
'Rape' victim seeks permission to marry tormentor
A victim of rape has approached the Supreme Court seeking permission to marry her ‘tormentor’, a 53-year-old Kerala Catholic priest Robin Vadakkumchery who has been sentenced to 20 years in jail and was dismissed from priesthood by the Vatican.
2:19 PM, 31 Jul
Karnataka makes Negative RT-PCR report mandatory
Negative RT-PCR report not older than 72 hours now mandatory for travellers from Maharashtra and Kerala to Karnataka.
2:07 PM, 31 Jul
Concern at Karnataka border
Concern as Karnataka districts along Kerala border inch towards 5% TPR.
1:16 PM, 31 Jul
Central team in Kerala amid covid spike
A central team headed by Dr Sujeet Kumar Singh, Director of National Centre for Disease Control reached the Alapuzha collectorate. The meeting is to be held with district administration representatives. The team will discuss measures to control Covid-19 in the state.
12:41 PM, 31 Jul
Kerala govt launches 'Let's Go Digital' project
The Higher Education Department issued orders to implement the 'Let's Go Digital' project and setting up a committee for the same
12:41 PM, 31 Jul
After schools, the higher education institutions will adopt digital path for studies in Kerala as regular classes are not possible due to the continuing threat of the COVID-19 spread.
12:34 PM, 31 Jul
MaskUp Kerala
MaskUp Kerala campaign amid spike in covid cases.
12:26 PM, 31 Jul
Emergency COVID fund sent to state, says health minister
"Rs 1,827.80 crore (15% of the total amount of 'Emergency COVID Response Package') fixed by the Central Government to fight against COVID19 has been sent to the states and UTs," tweets Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya
12:12 PM, 31 Jul
Don’t blame the Kerala model, say experts
Dr Gagandeep Kang, one of India’s most respected virologists has said "“Kerala has witnessed a sharp rise in cases but that is not to say its model has failed."
11:42 AM, 31 Jul
It has been found that the micro-containment zones need to be set up in all the places where clustering of cases are observed, the Kerala government said after analysing the Covid-19 situation in the state.
11:20 AM, 31 Jul
Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan will on Saturday review the situation in 10 states, including Kerala, where cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) are on the rise even as the rest of the country has reported fewer infections
10:54 AM, 31 Jul
The six-member central team headed by Dr S K Singh, director, National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), will be touring eight districts in the state where more Covid-19 cases are being reported.
10:20 AM, 31 Jul
Over 5 lakh vaccines administered in a day
Amidst an huge spike in numbers, Kerala administered over 5 lakh vaccines in a day. 5.05 lakh vaccines were administered in Kerala on Friday. The state also reported 20,772 new COVID-19 cases in a single day.
10:17 AM, 31 Jul
Stalker kills house surgeon in Kerala
In a shocking incident a stalker killed a dental student, P V Manasa who was a house surgeon at the Indira Gandhi Dental College in Kothamangalam. The stalker identified as Rakhil from Kannur later took his own life. The police said that he has been harassing her for sometime. He forcibly entered the house she was living in and shot her from a close range.
10:05 AM, 31 Jul
The surge in Covid cases in Kerala, which is now leading the country in the number of daily infections and total cases, has caused concern while the pandemic situation is easing in other parts of the country.
9:56 AM, 31 Jul
Kerala positivity rate at 13.61 per cent
The high test positivity rate (TPR) of 13.61 per cent, despite fast-tracked vaccination drives, has forced the Pinarayi Vijayan government to impose complete lockdown in the state for the weekend – July 31 and August 1.
9:31 AM, 31 Jul
Nearly one in every two new Covid-19 infections recorded in India over the past week have come from Kerala.
9:16 AM, 31 Jul
The centre has sent a six-member multi-disciplinary team to Kerala on Thursday to monitor the on-ground Covid-19 situation there and suggest measures to control the spread of infection
9:14 AM, 31 Jul
Kerala, which efficiently managed the outbreak last year, is now single-handedly responsible for the alarmingly high caseload of the country.
9:04 AM, 31 Jul
20k cases reported for fourth straight day
The situation in Kerala is under control, but the state is running out vaccines, the government has said. Meanwhile Kerala reported over 20,000 new COVID-19 cases for the fourth straight day.
8:52 AM, 31 Jul
Kerala accounts for more than 50 percent of all the new cases in the country.
8:52 AM, 31 Jul
India’s daily cases have fallen after a devastating second wave that overwhelmed the healthcare system, and vaccination efforts are gaining steam.
8:47 AM, 31 Jul
Kerala has announced a two-day lockdown as it plans to curb the spread of infections in the country’s leading COVID-19 hotspot.

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