Kerala may see nearly 20,000 COVID-19 cases a day, says health minister

First Published 14, Aug 2020, 4:17 PM

Kerala health minister KK Shailaja said that the state is likely to see a rise in COVID-19 cases in the months of August and September. She added that the daily cases can touch between 10,000 and 20,000
 

<p>&nbsp;COVID-19 cases in the months of August and September will see a sharp rise in Kerala, said state health minister KK Shailaja</p>

 COVID-19 cases in the months of August and September will see a sharp rise in Kerala, said state health minister KK Shailaja

<p>The minister said the daily infection is expected to touch between 10,000 and 20,000</p>

The minister said the daily infection is expected to touch between 10,000 and 20,000

<p>"Experts have opined that during the months of August and September we may witness a surge in COVID-19 cases. We may report between 10,000 and 20,000 cases per day," she said in a video campaign urging the youth to join the 'Covid Brigade' to halt the pandemic spread.</p>

"Experts have opined that during the months of August and September we may witness a surge in COVID-19 cases. We may report between 10,000 and 20,000 cases per day," she said in a video campaign urging the youth to join the 'Covid Brigade' to halt the pandemic spread.

<p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;She also requested people to follow the health protocol of wearing masks, handwashing and social distancing in order to break the chain of virus from spreading</p>

 She also requested people to follow the health protocol of wearing masks, handwashing and social distancing in order to break the chain of virus from spreading

<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>India's first COVID-19 case was reported from the southern state Kerala on January 30 when a woman medical student tested positive on her return to the state from Wuhan in China</strong></p>

India's first COVID-19 case was reported from the southern state Kerala on January 30 when a woman medical student tested positive on her return to the state from Wuhan in China

<p>On August 13, Kerala recorded 1,564 positive cases, taking the total infection tally to 39,708.</p>

On August 13, Kerala recorded 1,564 positive cases, taking the total infection tally to 39,708.

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