Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala has reported 9,016 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, informed the official press release of the Health minister K.K Shailaja.
Meanwhile, 7991 recoveries are also reported in the state.
So far, 96,004 people recovered from the disease, while 2,36,989 patients are still under treatment in various hospitals across the state.
Local transmission of COVID-19 continues unabated as 7,464 of the newly reported cases contracted the virus through contact. Of this, the infection sources of 1,321 are unknown.
The minister also confirmed 26 more deaths on Saturday. The official death toll now stands at 1,139.
In the last 24 hours, 52,067 samples have been tested, a health department statement said on Saturday.