For the first time after the case graph of the third wave of COVID-19 epidemic began to climb, Kerala reported more recoveries than new cases on Monday. However, the dip in cases was because of the dip in testing by nearly half the number of samples, which has been a regular phenomenon following a weekend.
The test positivity is still high at 15.4%. When 38,259 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, Kerala reported 5,930 new cases, while the recoveries on the day were 7,836.
The cumulative case burden of the State is steadily inching towards the three lakh mark and now stands at 2,95,132 cases.
Total recoveries till date being 1,99,634, the number of patients currently undergoing treatment in State’s hospitals has reached 94,388.