Many of the COVID-19 sufferers in Kerala belong to the age class of 20-40 years, whereas 72 per cent of those that died of COVID-19 are above 60 years, State Well being Minister KK Shailaja stated on Sunday.
Addressing a press meet in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday, she stated: “Many of the COVID-19 optimistic sufferers in Kerala belong to the age class of 20-40 years, whereas 72 per cent of those that died of COVID-19 are above 60 years.”
Until Saturday, 656 individuals died within the state resulting from COVID-19 which is 0.39 per cent of the entire instances, she knowledgeable.
Kerala has reported as many as 1,67,939 COVID-19 instances until September 26, of which 1,14,530 sufferers have recovered.
“The restoration charge continues to be secure within the state. However after Onam when the federal government had lifted restrictions and following the unlock the take a look at optimistic ratio of the state has elevated. This can be a matter of concern,” she stated.
Giving particulars on the discharge coverage of Kerala, Ms Shailaja stated that in Kerala a COVID-19 optimistic particular person is discharged solely after 10-15 days when the take a look at outcomes come unfavourable.
“However as per the suggestion from the Centre, a COVID-19 affected person will be discharged in 4 or 5 days if the affected person exhibits no signs. However we don’t observe that right here,” she acknowledged.
The Well being Minister added that Kerala is witnessing a second wave and folks should strictly adhere to the COVID-19 tips issued by the well being division.
“Many of the nations which have given relaxations are planning to impose strict lockdown. COVID-19 unfold is a severe concern and everybody ought to do their half to interrupt the chain,” she stated additional.