Thiruvananthapuram, July 28 (IANS) There seems to be no reduction in the number of daily Covid cases in Kerala as on Wednesday, the figure crossed 20,000 for the second successive day.
A statement issued here by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said 22,056 people turned positive after 1,96,902 samples were sent for testing in the past 24 hours.
On Tuesday, 22,129 people had turned positive
The only solace on Wednesday was that the test positivity rate fell from 12.35 per cent on Tuesday to 11.20 per cent.
Presently, there were 1,49,534 active case, after 17,761 more recovered, taking the total cured in the state to 31,60,804.
Another 131 Covid deaths were reported, taking the death toll to 16,457.
Following the number of samples going for testing suddenly going up, there was a spurt in cases in every Kerala district with Malappuram district leading with 3,931 cases, followed by Trissur with 3,005.