Covid-19: 41 pregnant women died in Kerala

Covid-19: 41 pregnant women died in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram:  Kerala Health Minister Veena George said that nearly 41 pregnant women have died due to Covid-19 in Kerala.

The virus infection was broke out in the state year ago,  149 Covid positive patients have committed suicide, Minister informed to Kerala Assembly during question hour.

The state Health Minister was replying to a question in this regard raised by Congress legislator T.J. Vinod regarding Covid deaths in the state.

The government has received reports from the districts, in which 41 pregnant women have succumbed to Covid -19 and 149 people have committed suicide, she said.

Responding to another query by Mathew Kuzhalnadan (Congress), Veena George said that there is no difference in the findings of the recent seroprevalence scientific study conducted by the state health department and the similar surveys by the top medical body ICMR.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research or ICMR study report, the seropositivity rate in Kerala was 0.33 per cent, 0.88 per cent and 11.6 per cent in May, August and December in 2020 respectively and 44.4 per cent in May 2021, the state Health Minister noted.

"It has risen to 82.61 per cent when the state conducted the seroprevalence study during the August-September this year." NDTV reported.