Daily Covid count crosses 1000 in Kerala 1,000: State may have to go through a complete lockdown, says CM

‘’We are going through an unprecedented situation and the state may have to go through a complete lockdown as suggested by few experts, but as of now, we haven’t decided on it, but the government will take a decision at the right time”.

These words of Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan at his press conference on Wednesday point towards the ground situation in the state with COVID-19 positive cases surging at a fast pace with cases of local contacts surpassing the recovered cases.

COVID-19 cases in Kerala are witnessing a meteoric rise with a majority of the patients contracting the disease through contacts and through unknown sources. As on Wednesday, for the first time, the state witnessed the highest single-day spike by crossing the 1,000-mark with 1038 positive cases.

Of the total 1038 cases, 758 (sources of 58 cases still unknown) cases are through contacts. Currently, 65.17 per cent of the total cases in the state are contracted through contacts.

“For the first time, the state has crossed the 1000 mark on a single day. The state is going through an unprecedented situation as of now and we may consider a complete lockdown if necessary. However, the situation is well under control. The situation in the coastal areas of Trivandrum, Ernakulam and Kollam is a matter of concern”, said Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan at the daily press conference.

“At the same time the opposition and a section of media are trying to exaggerate the situation by giving incorrect information about the situation in medical colleges in the state”, Kerala CM added.