Kerala reported 7,631 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday after testing 58,404 samples.

The test positivity rate swung from 17.3% to 13% on Sunday. However, sample testing, which had barely crossed 50,000, picked up.

The State’s death toll rose to 1,161 with the addition of 22 deaths. Six of these were in Palakkad, four each in Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam, three in Malappuram, two each in Kozhikode and Thrissur and one in Alapuzha.

Malappuram district’s case graph was rising, with 1,399 new cases, Kozhikode had 976, Thrissur 862, Ernakulam 730, Thiruvananthapuram 685, Kollam 540, Kottayam 514, Kannur 462, Alapuzha 385, Palakkad 342, Kasaragod 251, Pathanamthitta 179, Idukki 162 and Wayanad 144 cases.