In the last 24 hours, 1,37,177 samples were tested and the test positivity rate was 19.97 per cent.
The IMA also asked for the speedy conduct of the examinations for the medical professionals as replacements for outgoing house surgeons have to take place.
In the last 24 hours, 1,21,763 samples were tested and the test positivity rate was 18.41 per cent.
In the last 24 hours ending 2 pm, 87,275 samples were tested and the test positivity rate was 15.63 per cent.
A total of 3,792 people recuperated from the disease in the last 24 hours, pushing the cumulative tally to 11,32,267.
According to the Union Health Ministry, there are 14,71,877 active cases in the country and 1,73,123 people have succumbed to the deadly disease.
Kerala Police personnel have been instructed to ensure that everyone is wearing masks and adheres to the COVID-19 protocol.
On examining the data from February 10 to April 6, it has been found that the RT-PCR tests had not gone beyond 53 per cent in any stage in Kerala.
COVID-appropriate behaviour, containment measures, testing have to be implemented more efficiently, medical infrastructure has to be ramped up and vaccination drive intensified.
With this, the number of active COVID cases in the state rose to 28,372. Of the new cases, 2,061 contracted the virus through contact while 104 came from outside the state.