Digital Desk, Thiruvananthapuram. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said 7,722 people have tested positive for COVID-19 after 71,681 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, while the positivity rate of the test stood at 10.77 per cent. He also said that 6,648 people have tested negative, taking the total number of active cases in the state to 78,722, of which 8.5 per cent are in hospitals. At the same time, 86 deaths have been reported from Kovid, after which the total death toll has gone up to 31,156. On the vaccination front, 94.6 per cent (2.52 crore) of the population above the age of 18 years have been given the first dose of the vaccine, of which 50.4 per cent (1.34 crore) have received both.