41 pregnant women have succumbed to Covid-19 in Kerala: Veena George

As many as 41 pregnant women have so far succumbed to COVID-19 in Kerala after the virus infection broke out in the southern state one-and-a-half years ago, state Health Minister Veena George said today.

The number of the Covid positive persons, who had killed themselves in the state stood at 149, she told the Kerala Assembly during the question hour.

The state Health Minister was replying to a question in this regard raised by Congress legislator TJ 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 sero prevalence scientific study conducted by the state health department and the similar surveys by the top medical body ICMR.