The Central team sent to help the Kerala Government mitigate the surge in Covid cases, visited Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur and Kasaragod districts yesterday and took stock of the situation in the regions. The team of health experts led by Dr. Sujeet Singh, Director, National Centre for Disease Control recommended that in the coming days stringent restrictions backed by scientific measures need to be put in place in order to curb the escalating TPR figures in various parts of the state where the infection is most prevalent.
Meanwhile Kerala witnessed a slight dip in COVID figures as it confirmed 13,984 new positive cases yesterday. The test positivity rate also dropped to 10.93 per cent. One hundred and eighteen Covid deaths were also confirmed taking the death toll to 16,955. 15,923 people recovered from the Corona virus infection. At present, a total of one lakh 65,322 people are undergoing treatment in the state.