Meanwhile, vaccination of healthcare workers (HCWs) improved in Ernakulam. On Monday, 1,796 HCWs were inoculated at 19 centres. As many as six centres reported inoculation of 100 HCWs or above on Monday.
The rising number of Covid positive cases in the district has forced Indian Medical Association, Cochin unit, to come out with an appeal to the public to avoid gatherings. The association urged people to wear face mask and protect elderly from getting infected. “Rising test positivity rate in Kerala is a cause for concern. The highest number of cases being reported in the state is in Ernakulam, which is a travel hub,” stated a press release issued by the association.
Ernakulam on Monday reported 487 Covid positive cases, including 483 contact cases. Source of infection of 10 are unknown. As many as five healthcare workers tested positive for coronavirus. INHS Sanjeevani reported three cases.
Most of the cases of the day were reported from Maradu with 44 followed by Thuravoor, Thrikkakara and Tripunithura (17 each), Payipra (15) and Kalamassery (10). Less than five cases were reported from 68 places.
As many as 616 recovered from the disease on Monday when 100 were discharged and 130 were admitted. Ernakulam has 10,767 active Covid cases, including 8,709 home care ones. Of the total, 45 are Government Medical College, Ernakulam, and the rest in Covid first and second-line treatment centres and other government hospitals. As many as 3,507 samples were sent for testing from both government and private sectors together on Monday. A total of 26,746 people are under quarantine in Ernakulam when 1,818 contacts were asked to undergo quarantine on Monday. As many as 396 were released from quarantine.
The control room received 150 calls, including 105 from the public.