Kerala government on Thursday launched the ‘COVID-19 death information portal’ in the state to maintain a proper record of the number of deaths due to the virus.
While launching this portal, Kerala Health Minister Veena George said, “The state government has launched a new COVID-19 death information portal to know more details about the COVID-19 deaths in the state. This portal can be used by both the public and government agencies. The public has the option, via this portal, to search the details of the death of their relatives. All deaths that the government has officially reported as COVID deaths can be found in this portal. The information can be procured by entering the details such as name, district and date of death in the portal.” The state has reported 22,040 new COVID-19 cases and 117 deaths and about 20,046 people have recovered in the past 24 hours. The positivity rate was 13.49% on Thursday. This news pours in amidst rising COVID-19 cases in the state.
Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on July 29 decided to depute a high-level multi-disciplinary team to Kerala to collaborate with the State Health Authorities in instituting effective public health measures for COVID-19 management in view of the significantly enhanced number of daily COVID cases being reported by Kerala. The team is working closely with the State Health Departments, take stock of the on-ground situation, and recommend necessary public health interventions to contain the large number of cases being reported by the State.