Kerala Under-Reported Covid-19 Deaths by At Least One Third, More than 10000 New Cases Per day

    09-Jul-2021   
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It declared 13235 Covid-19 deaths but registered 19584 Covid-19 deaths till June 30 this year.
 
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Kerala reported 13235 deaths because of Covid-19 but registered 19584 Covid-19 deaths. Last month, it reported over 10000 fresh cases per day.
 
Kerala, which has long been a source of worry in the Covid-19 outbreak, under reported Covid-19 mortality by at least a third.
 
It declared 13235 Covid-19 deaths but registered 19584 Covid-19 deaths till June 30 this year.
 
The Times of India reported the story with data got through RTI.
 
The high new number of fresh cases of Covid-19 has raised alarm. The Union government sent a team of medical experts to Kerala last week to take stock of the situation.
 
In June, it reported daily fresh cases above 10000. On June 1, it was 19760. The test positivity rate has been above 10 percent.
 
The first Covid-19 case in India was reported in Kerala on January 27 last year.
 
The Union government has been advising Kerala to speed up its vaccination pace and testing.
 
Since the beginning of the pandemic in January last year, Kerala has been a state with a very high number of Covid-19 cases. The state has administered 1,53,14,751 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.