Despite being the state with the highest number of Coronavirus positive cases after Maharastra, southern state Kerala registered its first death on Saturday. According to the health officials in Kochi, a 69-year-old man who was admitted with Coronavirus symptoms breathed his last in Kochi Medical College.
The resident of Chullikkal near Fort Kochi in Ernakulam who recently returned from Dubai was already suffering from a heart ailment and blood pressure. “With his health detonating from the past couple of days, we placed him under the high-risk category. On Thursday he was put on ventilator after which he succumbed to high blood pressure,” said Dr Fathahudeen, the nodal officer for COVID-19 treatment in Ernakulam.
Authorities confirmed that his wife and the online taxi driver who picked him up from the airport also turned Corona positive earlier. Upon which the officials have shifted 10 of his family members and a few others into quarantine.
Meanwhile, the total number of coronavirus positive cases in India has risen to 873 cases with 20 people dead, according to the Union Health Ministry.