Kerala COVID 19

Thiruvananthapuram's Covid test positivity rate at 9%, spike likely after local body elections

While this has served as a cause for relief, the health department has cautioned that the district is likely to see yet another spike in cases, post the ensuing local body polls. 

published on : 15th November 2020

Live and let live is this Kochi businessman’s big mantra

Once a wayside vendor, Jeffy Xavier offers veggies free to cancer patients, reports Ajay Kanth.

published on : 1st November 2020

Here's our salute to the people who keep Kochi afloat, despite all odds

The United Nations General Assembly observes October 31 as World Cities Day, an occasion to address challenges of urbanisation, and contribute to sustainable urban development.

published on : 31st October 2020

Covid fight: RBI praises Kerala's health sector, local self-governments

The report delves deeper into various roles of the LSGs like spreading awareness, implementation of quarantine and lockdown guidelines, and reaching essential services to people under quarantine.

published on : 31st October 2020

Sickle cell anaemia patients in Kerala have resisted COVID-19, but concerns loom

Sickle cell patients need to undergo blood test at least once in a month, but fear of Covid is preventing them from stepping out of their homes.

published on : 31st October 2020

COVID-19 death toll in Thiruvananthapuram crosses 400-mark

District Medical Officer K S Shinu said people should take the initiative to protect the elderly and those with comorbidities in their families. 

published on : 30th October 2020

Kerala Health Minister keeps word, Tata Hospital in Kasaragod opens with two doctors

Tata built the structure for quarantine and isolation | To take at least three months to turn it into a hospital

published on : 29th October 2020

Kerala hits milestone in fight against COVID-19 as recoveries cross 3 lakh-mark

The state achieved another milestone in its fight against Covid-19 on Monday as the total recovered cases in the state crossed the three lakh-mark.

published on : 27th October 2020

Amid pandemic, Kerala COVID warriors under cloud of medical negligence

A slew of recent incidents in which Covid patients died because of lapses at MCHs bare the inadequacies glossed over by health dept and stress undergone by medical staff in never-ending battle

published on : 22nd October 2020

Centre, Pinarayi govt playing 'blame game' amid spike in Covid cases: Rahul Gandhi

Gandhi termed Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan's comment that the Kerala government lowered its guard on Covid-19 preventive steps as "unfortunate".

published on : 20th October 2020

Gazetted officers to be appointed in local bodies to contain COVID-19 surge in Kerala

As part of the plan, Gazetted officers of various departments will be appointed as sector magistrates and Covid Sentinels in local bodies (depending on the area of the local body to be monitored).

published on : 1st October 2020

Despite high demand, only 65 doctors deployed from Kerala govt's COVID Brigade

This is happening when every district is demanding more healthcare staff to manage Covid at tertiary care hospitals and second-line and first-line treatment centres. 

published on : 28th September 2020

With 853 more infected, active COVID-19 cases in Thiruvananthapuram nearing 10,000-mark

In the vulnerable category, 88 children under 15 years and 106 above 60 years got infected.

published on : 28th September 2020

Despite steady rise in COVID-19 cases in Kerala's Ernakulam, high rate of recovery brings relief

With 11,016 confirmed cases, out of which 7,409 recovered completely so far, the district’s current recovery rate of 67.3 per cent is relatively better, compared with other cities, say experts.

published on : 20th September 2020

Slightest negligence could prove fatal: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan on rising COVID-19 cases

State’s single-day Covid case count crosses 4,000-mark for the third consecutive day; Pinarayi cites carelessness as the driving factor for the surging viral spread.

published on : 20th September 2020
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