India, July 21 -- Even as the Supreme Court pulled up the state for allowing a three-day relaxation for Bakrid festival, Kerala on Tuesday clocked another spike in Covid-29 infections reporting 16,848 cases with a high test positivity rate (TPR) of 11.91 per cent.

Statistics released by the state health ministry shows it is the highest tally and TPR in a month and the state contributes more than 50 per cent of total cases of the country -- in last 24 hours the country reported only 30,093 cases with a TPR of 1.68 per cent. Of 430,000 active cases, the state's share is 126,000.

Though many experts have started talking in terms of a possible third wave, the state government stuck to its repeated theory that the second wave started very la...