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Centre to send high-level team to Kerala to contain Covid surge

The team will work closely with the State Health Department, take a stock of the ground situation and recommend necessary public health interventions to contain the large number of cases

Centre to send high-level team to Kerala to contain Covid surge

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Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 29

The Ministry of Health has decided to send a high-level multi-disciplinary team to Kerala to collaborate with the state in instituting effective public health measures for Covid management in view of the significantly enhanced number of daily Covid cases being reported by the state.

The six-member Central team to Kerala is headed by Dr SK Singh, Director, National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

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The team will reach Kerala on July 30 and visit a few districts.

The team will work closely with the State Health Department, take a stock of the ground situation and recommend necessary public health interventions to contain the large number of cases.

Kerala with an active caseload of 1.54 lakh is contributing 37.1 per cent of the total active cases in the country, with a growth rate of 1.41 per cent in the last seven days.

Average daily cases being reported in the state are above 17,443.

The state has also reported a high case positivity of 12.93 per cent cumulatively and 11.97 per cent weekly.

Six districts are reporting more than 10 per cent weekly positivity.

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