Seventh COVID-19 death in Kerala, 62-year-old woman dies at Kozhikode hospital

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Kozhikode: A sixty-two-year old woman, who had tested postive for COVID-19 in Kerala, died on Monday. Kannur Dharmadam native, Asiya was under treatment at the Kozhikode Medical College Hospital. This is the seventh COVID-19 death in the state.

The source of her infection has not been traced yet. Asiya, who was a paralytic, was diagonosed with the coronavirus at a private hospital in Kozhikode. She was later transferred to the Kozhikode Medical College Hospital.

Her husband was also diogonosed with COVID-19 after she tested positive. He works in a market in Thalassery, Kannur.

On Sunday, 53-year-old cancer patient Amina, hailing from Kalpetta in Wayanad district, had died of COVID-19. She reached Kerala from Dubai on May 20 on board a special flight, part of the Vande Bharat repatriation mission, for her cancer treatment.

On Thursday (May 21), 73-year-old Khadeejakkutty who hails from Chavakkad in Thrissur district, succumbed to the virus. She had returned from Mumbai by road on May 19.

Yakub Husain Sait (69 years, Ernakulam), Abdul Azeez (68 years, Thiruvananthapuram), Mehraoof (67, Mahe, UT of Puducherry) and four-month-old baby (Malappuram) are the remaining four who died in Kerala earlier.

Though Mahroof hailed from Mahe in the Union Territory of Puducherry, he died at the Government Medical College Hospital in Kannur. His death has been recorded in Kerala based on a union government guideline, which stated that deaths should be accounted where it occurs irrespective of which state the person hailed from.

359 people are undergoing treatment for COVID-19 in the state.

Meanwhile, a 17-year-old boy who had returned to Kannur from Chennai and was under quarantine died at a hospital on Sunday.

He had been admitted to the hospital following fever and headache. His first test had returned negative, health department sources said.

As a precautionary measure one more sample had been sent for testing, they said.

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