Kerala reports 142 COVID-19 deaths, 14,373 new cases of infection
Thiruvananthapuram, July 6, 2021
Kerala continued to report high COVID-19 numbers, with as many as 142 deaths and 14,373 new cases of infection in the last 24 hours posted today.
The state had recovered 102 COVID-19 deaths and 8,037 fresh cases of infection yesterday.
With the latest numbers, the death toll so far has risen to 13,818 while the cumulative number of positive cases of COVID-19 has risen to 2,981,721.
According to the daily bulletin issued by the State Health Department, as many as 11,346 patients recovered today, taking the total number of recoveries so far to 2,866,806.
The number of active COVID-19 cases in the state stood at 100,626 today while as many as 394,627 people were in quarantine or isolation in their homes, in institutions and in hospitals.
Incidentally, for the past 10 days, Kerala's share in the daily positive cases in the country was above 23 per cent.
Meanwhile, at a special meeting called by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to discuss the Covid situation on Tuesday, it was decided to re-classify the local bodies based on the test positivity rate (TPR) and all local bodies with a TPR of less than 5 per cent will be A category, B will be those with a TPR of 5 to 10 per cent, C 10 to 15 per cent and D will be above 15 per cent.
All government offices in A and B will function normally, while those offices in C category will function with 50 per cent staff.
Meanwhile, the state Secretariat on Tuesday witnessed protests from various groups including traders, demanding that the government should be realistic about the needs of the trading community as they are under duress with shops having restricted opening times.
This, they said, has affected their livelihood and hence, steps should be taken to see that they are able to open their shops.