14,424 new COVID-19 cases, 194 deaths reported in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 14,424 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, informed a press release issued by the Health department.

With 194 new fatalities, the death toll mounted to 10,631. Test positivity rate was recorded at 13.45 percent.

A total of 1,07,250 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. 13,535 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 718 patients remains unidentified.

Meanwhile, 17,994 recoveries were also reported in the state.