Mumbai: The state government said that in the biggest one-day boom in the last few months, 13,835 positive cases were recorded in Kerala on Saturday, raising the infection number to 12,21,167 lakh and active cases to 80,019.
The toll rose to 4,904 with 27 more disasters.
Today a total of 3,654 people have recovered from the disease, which has taken the total recovery to 11,35,921.
As part of the mass testing, 1,35,159 samples were collected on Friday from different parts of the state, a government release said.
In the last 24 hours ending at 2 pm today, 81,211 samples were tested and results from the remaining samples will be received in the coming days.
The test positivity rate has reached 17.04 per cent. So far 1,41,62,843 samples have been sent for testing.
Of the positive cases, 58 were health workers, 259 had come from outside the state and 12,499 were infected through local transmission.
According to the release, at least 2,18,542 people are presently under observation, including 10,539 in hospitals.