India reported 37,868 fresh infections of the virus, down from 39,249 on Thursday. Kerala logged 25,010 cases, a drop from the previous day’s count of 26,200. Daily cases in the state have crossed 30,000 on just one day so far this week (Wednesday), as opposed to three in the previous week.
On Friday, Kerala reported a test positivity rate — the percentage of positive cases out of the total samples tested — of 16.53%, a slight fall from 16.69% on Thursday. The daily TPR in the state had crossed 19% last week.
Meanwhile, there were 310 deaths in the country on Friday. The toll has been declining steadily over the past several weeks.