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COVID-19: Kerala records first death!

Saturday, March 28, 2020 • Tamil Comments

As India enters Day 4 of the nationwide lockdown, Kochi reports Kerala's first Covid-19 death on Saturday. A 69-year old man, a resident of Chullikal in Kochi, who was getting treated at the Kalamassery Medical College died on Saturday morning. Reportedly, he was a high-risk patient as he had a serious heart condition and was on ventilator support.

Reportedly, he had returned from Dubai on March 16 and was on home-quarantine for several days. After his health condition deteriorated, he was admitted to the hospital on March 22 due to pneumonia, following which his wife and driver too had tested positive and are being currently treated in the same hospital. Meanwhile, all the residents at the apartment in which he was staying in Mattancherry's Chullikal area have been under surveillance and quarantine.   The fellow passengers of the flight which the patient took from Dubai will also be traced. He will be cremated as per protocol and not more than 10 relatives will be allowed to attend the cremation. 

With this, the total number of COVID-19 deaths in India has risen to 20.  


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