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Kerala logs over 35,000 new Covid cases in highest single day surge | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said the state recorded 35,013 positive Covid-19 cases, which is by far the biggest numbers for the state. On Tuesday, Kerala alone recorded 32,819 cases of coronavirus.
The state also witnessed 41 deaths and registered 15,505 recoveries today. The total number of recoveries is 12,23,185 so far in the state, Vijayan said.
The huge spike started in the state at the beginning of last week. It was the time when the sudden rush for vaccines started, which led to serious troubles with people crowding at many vaccine centres.
Vijayan on Tuesday met the media after the Covid-19 evaluation meet, where he said the government has decided to strictly implement the restrictions considering the grim situation in the state due to the rising numbers.
The Chief Minister also reiterated that we need to exercise extreme caution if we have to avoid a total lockdown in the state.
Hesaid the information about the presence of genetically modified viruses in the state is being taken seriously.
“The numbers of Covid-infected people and the rate of the disease spread continues unabated. There is the presence of the genetically mutant virus (double mutant variant) on a large scale. There has been a 255 per cent increase in the active cases in Kerala in the last two weeks. The situation across the state is grim,” Vijayan had said.
Kerala to order 1 crore doses of vaccine
Finally on Wednesday, the Kerala government decided to place an order for one crore doses of Covid vaccines.
It would include 70 lakhs doses of Covishield and 30 lakhs Covaxin. Incidentally for the past few days, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has been demanding free vaccine from the Centre.
When it failed to get the desired attention, he said a committee has been formed to look into it and at the appropriate time it would take the decision.
(With inputs from agencies)

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