Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala continued to reel under Covid with 19,622 cases reported after 1,17,216 samples were tested in the past 24 hours and the test positivity rate stood at 16.74 per cent, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday (August 30).
As many as 132 fresh deaths were reported, taking the death toll to 20,673.
In a related development, starting Monday, there will be a night curfew across the state from 10 p.m. till 6 a.m., and the police have warned that those who break the curfew would be punished.
On Monday, Thrissur district accounted for the maximum cases with 3,177.
Vijayan has called for an online meeting with top experts in the field of handling Covid on Wednesday as Kerala recently has taken a lot of flak of recording over 60 per cent of the daily cases in the country.
(With agency inputs)