This is the first time a district has been included in the C-Category. The decision was taken at the COVID review meeting held on Monday, which Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan presided over from the USA.
After 30,710 more recover from the infection, the number active patients in the state reached 2,60,271.
The two districts that are the worst affected by coronavirus infections in Kerala had 103 of the 452 police cases registered on the day.
Thiruvananthapuram district had 8,980 fresh cases; Active case tally has reached 2,64,638.
Test Positivity Rate in Kerala was recorded at 43.7% on Friday.
Quarantine and testing norms have been changed considering the spike in coronavirus cases.
Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam recorded in excess of 9,000 cases; TPR at 40.2%.
54 fresh cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus were also reported on Wednesday, and took the total affected by the variant to 645.
COVID-19-related fatalities cross 51,000-mark in Kerala
Students in age group 15-17 will be given Covaxin doses, said Health Minister Veena George.