In the last 24 hours ending 2 pm, 87,275 samples were tested and the test positivity rate was 15.63 per cent.
The decision was taken by the state government at a meeting of the COVID core committee in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday.
The Supreme Court had acquitted Dr Narayanan and awarded a compensation of Rs 50 lakh for the immense humiliation the case had caused him.
The decision follows days-long talks over how to conduct the festival, which thousands of people attend, at a time when the second wave of the COVID-19 has struck the state badly.
The site for the proposed dam has been identified 366mts downstream of the existing dam. The new dam will be constructed within the limits of the Periyar Tiger Reserve.
The hospital is urgently tracing the primary contacts of the infected. There is a fear that the number of primary contacts could be high.
The mortality rate is currently at 0.28 per cent in the state while it was 0.4 per cent during the first phase of COVID-19.
Located on the banks of the lagoon is the island resort, Estuary Sarovar Portico, from where you can see the rendezvous of Neyyar River and the Arabian Sea.
The results from Friday and Saturday's mass testing drive are also included in the cases announced on Sunday.
In all 1,530 buses of its 3,000-plus fleet would be called back and parked at depots across the state.