Kerala continued to report surge in COVID cases as it confirmed 14,539 new positive cases today. The test positivity rate is 10.46 per cent at present. In all, 124 deaths were also confirmed due to COVID today taking the total death toll to 14,810. Bringing respite, 10,331 people recovered from the COVID infection. At present, over one lakh people are undergoing COVID treatment in the state.
Meanwhile, the State Government has decided to bring about further relaxation in lockdown restrictions in the state. The decision was taken at a review meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. The shops will be open till 8 pm. Banks will be open to customers five days a week. But, the weekend lockdown will continue throughout the state. However, these relaxations do not apply to areas with TPR figures above 15.
The Chief Minister further said that in the coming days, mega testing camps will be conducted in areas with high TPR figures.