Kochi: Despite the lockdowns of different varieties, there has been no worthwhile fall in the transmission of Covid-19 in Kerala. The State logged on Tuesday 12,617 new patients while the death toll during the last 24 hours reached 141.

Though the Test Positivity Rate in seven districts showed less than 10 per cent, there are many regions in the State which have TPR of 30 per cent and above and this has made return to normality a distant dream. Across the State, 11,730 covid patients who were undergoing treatment were discharged from hospitals as they tested negative.

As the lock down rules have been relaxed, crowds in roads and public places have come back with most of the public transport plying to capacity.

A release issued by the department of health said that during the last 24 hours, the State  tested more than 1.17 lakh samples.

Out of the new cases of 12, 617 diagnosed with the pandemic on Tuesday, 11,719 persons contracted Covid-19 through contacts which underscore the fact that Kerala is not a safe place for those want to escape from the Wuhan virus, as the disease is popularly called here.

Meanwhile the Indian Medical Association and  doctors under the Kerala Government Service have issued unofficial alerts about the possibility of the third wave of the pandemic, which may strike the State anytime.

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