As many as 41 pregnant women have so far died due to COVID-19 in Kerala after the virus infection broke out in the southern state one and half years ago informed the state Health Minister Veena George said on Wednesday.
The total number of coronavirus infected persons who had committed suicide in the state stood at 149 told the state Assembly during the question hour. The minister was replying to a question in this regard raised by Congress legislator T J Vinod.
“As per the figures reported from the districts, 41 pregnant women have succumbed to the disease in the state. Besides, 149 patients affected with the viral infection have committed suicide,” George said.
Responding to another query by Mathew Kuzhalnadan (Congress), she said as per the reports, there seems to be no difference in the findings of the recent seroprevalence scientific study conducted by the state health department and the similar surveys by the ICMR.
India on Wednesday reported 13,451 new coronavirus infections, taking the total tally of Covid-19 cases to 3,42,15,653. According to the Union health ministry data, the country also registered 585 fresh fatalities taking the death toll to 4,55,653. The active cases, meanwhile, declined to 1,62,661, the lowest in 242 days, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The recovery of 14,021 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) to 3,35,97,339.
Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.19%. The recovery Rate is currently at its highest peak since March 2020.
13,451 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours.
Sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs continue the trend of less than 50,000 Daily New Cases that is being reported for 122 consecutive days now.