Kerala, the southern Indian state where the coronavirus pandemic began, is the latest state to experience a surge in cases of coronaviruses, after a week of unprecedented infection.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday that the state’s primary health department had identified 2,948 people who have tested positive for the virus, while a similar number of people have tested negative.
In the first week of September, Kerala recorded 4,937 cases of the virus and 1,062 deaths.
On Tuesday, the state government issued an emergency order to shut down 1,513 schools in the state, while another 7,000 public health centres would also be closed, on the orders of the government.
Keralites are under a state of lockdown following the coronacovirus pandemic, but the authorities have been working to contain the outbreak.
The outbreak has seen a spike in infections among young people, especially those aged between 18 and 24, and has also sparked fears of a pandemic pandemic in the south-east.
“I can’t express how sad I am, and how I feel that my children, who are so young, are not going to get the care that they need,” said Kavitha Bhan, a mother of a 14-year-old girl who was recently diagnosed with coronaviral illness.
The Kerala government has also asked the country’s top health authority to look into the case of a 21-year old man, who was admitted to the hospital on Monday with a severe fever.
Kerala’s coronavirinovirus outbreak: Timeline: The outbreak started in October, when the government said it was aware of at least one death due to coronavirochism.
The disease is transmitted through tick-related bites and can be triggered by exposure to infected aerosols, and people can become infected through close contact with infected aerosol droplets, or even by touching infected surfaces.
Since then, there have been nearly 10,000 cases of infection in the country.
It is unclear what is causing the resurgence of the coronovirus.
However, a study published on Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that more than one-third of all deaths reported in the US during the pandemic were due to respiratory complications from the virus.
The World Health Organisation says the virus is transmitted by airborne aerosols and can also be passed through contact with a corpse, contaminated food or water, and clothing contaminated with the virus’s virus-contaminated droplets.
In some cases, people who become infected with the disease can spread it through direct contact with other people, particularly with older people, pregnant women and those who have recently given birth.
At least 10,300 people have been infected in India and nearly 9,000 in the UK, according to the WHO.