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Triple lockdown a success, curbs are beginning to work, but it's not time to ease restrictions: CM Vijayan

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a press conference that the triple lockdown imposed in the state against the backdrop of a surge in Covid cases is successful. The triple lockdown was announced in five districts including Thiruvananthapuram. In these places, the test positivity rate and the number of patients have decreased. This is a sign that the restrictions are beginning to work. However, the CM said it was not time to relax the restrictions.

The state confirmed 32,762 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.

District wise breakup of positive cases:

Ernakulam- 4282

Malappuram- 4212

Thiruvananthapuram- 3600

Kollam- 3029

Thrissur- 2888

Palakkad- 2709

Kozhikode- 2668

Alappuzha- 2034

Kottayam- 1988

Kannur- 1789

Idukki- 1281

Pathanamthitta- 1108

Kasargod- 677

Wayanad- 497

1,40,545 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. The test positivity rate stands at 23.31. A total of 1,82,89,940 samples have been tested so far.

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