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Kerala’s COVID-19 single day surge crosses 6000

Kerala’s single day COVID-19 cases soared to 6,324 on Thursday, the highest so far, as the total infection count crossed the 1.50 lakh mark.

On Wednesday, the state had reported 5376 positive cases.

As the state government increased the sample testing in the last 24 hours to 54,989, the positive cases have crossed 6,000 for the first time.

So far, 26,00,359 samples have been tested

The state’s infection tally has touched 1,53,456, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.

While 3,168 recovered from the infection today, the active cases are 45,919 and so far 1,07,850 have been discharged after treatment.

The state also reported 21 deaths, which occurred since September 19, due to Covid, taking the toll to 613.