The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday informed that they have increased the vigilance at border check posts with Kerala amid a spike in fresh cases of coronavirus in the neighbouring state. “Tamil Nadu Health Department has increased the vigilance at border check posts with Kerala after the number of COVID19 cases have gone up in the neighbouring state,” Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian said.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu has rolled out the Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine for infants at Chennai’s Egmore Government Children’s Hospital. “We have 7000 Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines in stock. We’ll vaccinate all infants for free at government hospitals,” said Health Minister Ma Subramanian. On Friday, Kerala reported as many as 17,518 fresh COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally to 32,35,533 and taking the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) past the 13 per cent mark. The number of people who succumbed to the virus rose to 15,871 with 132 more deaths being recorded as of now. As per the latest reports from MoHFW, in the past 24 hours, 17,518 new cases, 11,067 fresh recoveries and 132 deaths have been reported. Currently, the total number of active cases in Kerala is 1,35,700. As per the Kerala Health Department, the COVID-19 test positivity rate on Friday surpassed the 13 per cent mark.