Thiruvananthapuram: The Health Department has sounded the alarm on the escalating spread of COVID, cautioning that cases are expected to rise in the coming weeks. The authorities emphasized the need for vigilance. Despite a reported increase to 300 cases, the state has decided not to impose restrictions at this time, as indicated during a meeting convened by the Health Department.
A resident of Thazhe Thiruvambadi in Kozhikode succumbed to COVID at a private hospital yesterday, after being admitted for breathing difficulties. The post-mortem examination confirmed the presence of the virus.
In response to the surge in cases, the Health Department recommends mandatory mask-wearing for hospital staff and visitors. Additionally, individuals with severe illnesses and pregnant women are advised to wear masks. Testing is advised primarily for symptomatic individuals, and in the event of a positive diagnosis, immediate treatment at the nearest hospital is emphasized. Special attention will be given to the elderly, pregnant women, and those having serious health issues.