Vardhan had recently said the state was "paying the price for gross negligence" during Onam when unlocking of services along with an increase in travel for trade and tourism led to the spurt in cases
In the last 24 hours, 36,599 samples were tested and results of 7,469 returned negative, taking the recoveries so far to 2,52,868.
A WHO study on four repurposed antiviral drugs for Covid-19 will also have its effect in Kerala’s fight against the pandemic.
For the past one-and-a-half months, the state has been witnessing a surge in Covid-19 positive cases.
Also, on the day, the State recorded its second-highest daily death toll after 26 deaths were confirmed as due to Covid-19.
At present, the test positive rate is 15 per cent which indicated the high rate of Covid-19 spread in the state.
As many as 1,67,939 persons tested positive for the virus so far in the state of which 1,14,530 patients were recovered from the illness.
Government to run the Rs 60-cr Tata Hospital as just another observation centre. COVID Hospital in Medical College building has just one physician, no ICU after six months.
Following reports of suspected re-infection from various parts of the state, the health department is said to be actively considering launching survivor studies over an extended period
This is the second consecutive day that the fresh positive cases have crossed the 1,000 mark, taking the tally to 16,110.
Ernakulam reported 80 cases, Malappuram 61, Kannur 57, Palakkad 46, Alappuzha 46, Kasaragod 40, Pathanamthitta 40, Kozhikode 39, Kottayam 39, Thrissur 19 and Wayand 17.
As many as 519 people were infected through contact and the source of infection in 24 patients was not known yet, State Health Minister KK Shailaja, said.
The training will be provided by Shinu K S, executive director, State Health System Resource Centre. who is also the officer in charge of state capacity building for Covid- 19.
Studies reveal that the disease results in deterioration of vital bodily systems, leading to issues ranging from lung complications to diabetes.
Following the confirmation of COVID-19 in an autorickshaw driver on June 19 in the capital city, a high-level meeting decided to implement a slew of measures.