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Kerala records 32,819 new cases of COVID-19, 32 deaths in last 24 hours
Thiruvananthapuram, April 27, 2021
Kerala today reported 32,819 new cases of COVID-19 and 32 more deaths in the last 24 hours.
As many as 18,413 patients recovered during this period, while 41,376 were added to home and institution quarantine and 3643 in hospital isolation, data from the State Health Department showed.
The number of active cases in the State stood at 247,181, while the total number of positive cases so far went up to 1,460,364 and the death toll rose to 5,170.
"We have also found out that we will not have any shortage of oxygen. But things continue to be grave and hence absolute caution and all protocols must be maintained. No one should show any sort of laxity in observing the protocols. As far as possible, wear N-95 masks and use of double masks is also advised," Chief Minister PInarayi Vijayan told journalists.
He also said that there is a shortage of vaccines and that is the reason why one sees people crowding at vaccination centres.
"We have asked for immediate supply of 50 lakh doses and we are asked why we need so much. The fact is that presently the demand of vaccine is huge but supply is scarce and hence there is a problem in people getting an appointment on the app," added Vijayan.
He said when the supply of vaccines comes quickly, there will be no waiting time to get the vaccine.
"All should take the vaccine because our state has reported the double mutant variant, which is a bit serious type and vaccine is the only way out," said Vijayan.
He said various religious organisations have started to forego their annual festivals and appreciated a church in Edathua near Thiruvalla which has decided not to hold their annual festival, which has always been held for the past 212 years.
"I wish to appreciate the sense of responsibility of these officials. We have no other way but to restrain ourselves as that is the only way we can contain the spike," said Vijayan.