Kerala continued to report surge in COVID cases as it confirmed 32,097 new positive cases on Thursday. The test positivity rate in Kerala is 18.41 per cent at present. Over one lakh total 74,000 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. One hundred eighty-eight deaths were also confirmed due to COVID today, taking the death toll to 21,149. Bringing respite, 21,634 recoveries were also reported. At present, over two lakh 40,000 people are undergoing COVID treatment in the state.