While speaking to ANI in Thiruvananthapuram on April 05, the Health Minister of Kerala, KK Shailaja said, "PCR test is going on in nine laboratories. We have tested more than 8,000 samples so far." "We want to implement rapid test in Kerala. Yesterday (on April 04), we got 2,000 kits," she added. There are total 357 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Kerala including two deaths and 49 cured. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of COVID-19 active cases rose to 3030 in India and 77 deaths.