Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 20,728 COVID-19 cases on Sunday, pushing the total cases reported from the state to 34,11,489.
As many as 17,792 people were cured of the infection, taking the total recoveries to 32,26,761.
The active cases touched 1,67,379, Health Minister Veena George said in a press release. The caseload remained above 1-lakh for the past one month.
In the last 24 hours, 1,70,690 samples were tested and the test positivity rate was 12.14 per cent. So far, 2,73,87,700 samples (including the augmented sample) have been sent for testing.
With 56 deaths being reported on Sunday, the state's death toll has risen to 16,837.
Of the positive cases, 68 were health workers, while 77 had come from outside the state and 19,960 infected through contact. The source of infection of 623 among them is unknown.
Kerala is not yet free from the second wave of COVID-19 and therefore people should be extra cautious and vigilant against transmission of the infection to prevent a third wave, the Health Minister had said on Saturday.
District-wise breakup of today's positive cases:
District-wise breakup of recoveries:
A total of 4,61,133 people are under observation in various districts. Of these, 4,32,537 are under home or institutional quarantine and 28,596 are in hospitals.
2,402 people were admitted in hospitals on Sunday.
There are 678 areas in the state with a TPR of above 10 per cent.