It is evaluated that the COVID infection rate in the state is likely to go down gradually by the end of October. Earlier, the disease transmission was expected to decrease by the middle of this month. However, the number of people under treatment is likely to increase upto 1.29 lakh, a government report pointed out.
The health department published the study report on disease transmission based on the population in the state. The study was conducted under the leadership of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in Ernakulam, Thrissur and Palakkad districts in August.
A total of 1281 people were subjected to the study and 11 percent of them had symptoms of having infected with the disease and later cured. It is said that the number of people who were actually infected with the disease can be at least ten times more than the diagnosed cases.
After the study conducted by the ICMR in August, the disease transmission rate increased by 2.4 percent. However, this is lower than the national average due to the effective resistance activities in the state. Currently, a total of 2.29 lakh people were infected with the disease and 84,497 are under treatment.
The highest number of people under treatment is in Thiruvananthapuram with 12,594 patients. Ernakulam is in the second spot with 10,487 patients. 553 of the patients all over the state are in ICUs and 140 of them are under ventilator support.
Recovery rate is 62.84 percent and death rate is 0.36 percent.