The Weekly Report of Health Department signals a decline in state’s covid infections. Test positivity rate in Malappuram district stood at 31.6 in third week of October. The figure slid to 20.6 percent by 4th week, - a drop that sent relief throughout the state for virus seeming to finally be coming under control,
The 3rd Weekly Report had shown decreasing positivity rate in 8 districts. In the fourth report, that number rose to 11. There were 168 deaths recorded during the period, 3.89 lakh samples tested and 54,795 recoveries reported Only three districts during that period showed a spike in positivity rates: Kollam -12.5%; Pathanamthitta - 9.3% and 17.6 Alappuzha%.
Idukki with positivity rate of just 5.7 is the lowest-case district in the state followed by Wayanad with 6.4 percent. Though Pathanamthitta has its case numbers slightly high, it features 3rd on chart for lowest positivity rate. By contrast, though case numbers are now less by 11 percent, positivity rate in Malappuram is on the high.