Kerala recorded 23,676 new COVID-19 cases and 148 deaths in the last 24 hours. According to the state bulletin, 15,626 people recovered cases in the 24-hour period, taking the cumulative recoveries to 32,58,310.
At present, the total active COVID-19 cases in the state are 1,73,221.
As many as 1,99,456 samples were tested in the last 24 hours and a positivity rate of 11.87 per cent was recorded.
A total of 17,103 people have died due to the disease so far.
According to the Union Health Ministry, Kerala is among eight states with high reproduction (R) number and 10 districts of the state are witnessing an increasing trend in cases.