Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday disclosed that so far 73 cases of black fungus (mucormycosis) were reported in the State.
Addressing a press conference here this evening, the CM said “50 of them are still under treatment while eight were cured and 15 have died.”
He said about 40% of the people in Kerala have been vaccinated with the first dose.
“We will speed up the vaccination as per the availability of the vaccine. At the same time, we must be careful to avoid congestion at vaccine centres. They should not become centres of disease transmission. The authorities and the people must act responsibly in this regard.”
The Government hospitals in Kerala currently has 3,040 ICU beds. Of these, 1,137 beds are being used for the treatment of Covid patients and 736 beds for non-Covid patients.