Kerala reports eight more COVID deaths, official toll rises to 81

Kerala reports eight more COVID deaths, official toll rises to 81
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Kerala reported eight more COVID-19 deaths on Saturday. This is the highest number of COVID-19 fatalities to be officially confirmed in a single day in the state. Though six other deceased were also found to be infected, this is yet to be officially confirmed.

Koyamu (82) of Kondotty in Malappuram district, KP Abdul Rahman (72) of Thrikkaripur in Kasaragod, Babu (62) of Nedumangadu in Thiruvananthapuram, Noushad (49) of Kozhikode, Asma Beevi (73) of Kollam, Chandran (56) of Irinjalakuda in Thrissur, MP Asharaf (52) and Sister Angel (81) from Ernakulam district succumbed to the illness on Saturday.

Irinjalakuda native Chandran, a headload worker, was undergoing treatment for cancer. Nine family members of Koyamu were under treatment for COVID-19 in Malappuram.

With this, the state's death toll rose to 81.

Unconfirmed figures

Idukki special branch SI P V Ajithan was among the six people, who died while undergoing COVID-19 treatment. However, the government is yet to confirm that they died due to COVID-19.

Senior Janata Dal leader Alunkal Devassy, 82, who died in Kochi on Friday, tested positive for COVID-19.

The infection was also confirmed in a 11-month-old baby, who died at the Kozhikode Medical College Hospital. The victim was Aasya, daughter of Malappuram native Ramees.

Fort Kochi native K A Basheer, 62, who collapsed and died at his home, also tested positive for COVID-19. A native of Peruvayal in Kozhikode, 45-year-old Rajesh tested positive for COVID-19 while undergoing treatment at the Kozhikode Medical College Hospital after suffering a stroke. He too passed away.

The infection was also confirmed in 34-year-old Sindu, who died at the Palakkad district hospital. She was from Vaniyamkulam in Palakkad.

COVID-19 victims in Kerala (Updated on August 1, 2020)

COVID-19 has so far claimed 83 lives in Kerala. However, only 81 persons were included in the government's official list.

Government's list:

81. Koyamu (82, Kondotty in Malappuram district)

80. Abdul Rahman (72, Thrikkaripur in Kasaragod)

79. Babu (62, Nedumangadu in Thiruvananthapuram)

78. Noushad (49, Kozhikode)

77. Asma Beevi (73, Kollam)

76. Chandran (59, of Irinjalakuda in Thrissur)

75. Asharaf (52, Aluva in Ernakulam)

74. Sister Angel (81, Ernakulam)

73. Rukmini (56, Kollam)

72. Eliyamma (85, Ernakulam)

71. Baihaiki (59, Ernakulam)

70. Bipathu (65, Ernakulam)

69. Alikoya (77, Kozhikode)

68. Kutti Hassan (67, Malappuram)

67. Abubakar (72, Ernakulam)

66. Selvamani (65, Thiruvananthapuram)

65. Sainudheen (70, Alappuzha)

64. Abdurahman (65, Kasaragod)

63. Mohammad (61, Kozhikode)

62. Ouseph George (85, Kottayam)

61. Varghese (71, Irinjalakkuda in Thrissur)

60. Abdul Khader (71, a resident of Tirurangadi in Malappuram)

59. Annie Antony (76, Kakkanad in Ernakulam)

58. Anjali Surendran (40, Payyallur in Palakkad)

57. Nabeesa (63, Padannakkad in Kasaragod)

56. Rukhiyabi (67, Karaparambu, Kozhikode)

55. Muhammed Koya (58, Kozhikode)

54. Madhavan (67, Chittari in Kasaragod)

53. Murukan (46, Chirayinkeezhu in Thiruvananthapuram)

52. Mariyamma (85, Kalavoor in Alappuzha)

51. Khairunnisa (48, Anangoor in Kasaragod)

50. Koyotti (57, Kallayi, Kozhikode)

49. Rahiyanath Beevi (58, Kulashekharaparam near Karunagappally, Kollam)

48. Sadanandan (60, Vilakottoor, Kannur)

47. Lakshmi Kunjanpilla (79, Vadakkathanath, Muvattupuzha, Ernakulam)

46. Raveendran (73, Nenjankuzhi near Parassala, Thiruvananthapuram)

45. Kunjuveeran (67, Aluva, Ernakulam)

44. Narayanan (75, Ayyappankovil in Idukki)

43. Nafisa, (75, Uppala, Kasaragod)

42. Baburaj (60, Thiruvananthapuram)

41. Sister Claire (73, Ernakulam)

40. Victoria (72, Pulluvila, Thiruvananthapuram)

39. Shyju (46, Pullur, Thrissur)

38. B Aneesh (39, Thrissur)

37. Mohammed Saleeh (25, Kannur)

36. Valsamma Joy (59, Idukki)

35. Naseer Usmankutty (47, Alappuzha)

34. Thyagarajan (74, Kollam)

33. Ayesha Hajjumma (64, Kannur)

32. Aruldas (70, Poonthura, Thiruvananthapuram)

31. P K Balakrishnan Nair (79, Pulluvazhy, Ernakulam)

30. Saifudeen (67, Thiruvananthapuram)

29. Babu (52, Alappuzha)

28. Valsala (63, Thrissur)

27. Yusuf (66, Thoppumpady, Ernakulam)

26. Mohammad (82, Wandoor, Malappuram)

25. Krishnan (68, Nadakkavu, Kozhikode)

24. Thankappan, (76, Nettayam, Thiruvananthapuram)

23. Arasagaran (55, Tamil Nadu native died at Manjeri Medical College, Malappuram)

22. Vasanthakumar (68, Mayyanad, Kollam)

21. Sunil Padiyur (28, Blathur, Kannur)

20. S Rameshan (67, Vanchiyoor, Thiruvananthapuram)

19. Hussain (71, Irikkur, Kannur)

18. P K Mohammed (70, Iritty, Kannur)

17. Dinny Chacko (41, Chalakkudy, Thrissur)

16. Kumaran (87, Engandiyoor, Thrissur)

15. E Hamza Koya (61, Malappuram; former Santosh Trophy footballer)

14. Shabnas (27, Edappal, Malappuram)

13. Meenakshi Ammal (73, Palakkad)

12. Father K G Varghese (77, Nalanchira, Thiruvananthapuram)

11. Xavier (65, Kavanad, Kollam)

10. Sulaikha (56, Kozhikode)

9. Jose Joy (39, Pandanad, Chengannur, Alappuzha)

8. Joshy (65, Thiruvalla, Pathanamthitta)

7. Telangana native (68, died in Thiruvananthapuram)

6. Asiya (62, Kannur)

5. Amina (53, Wayanad)

4. Khadeejakkutty (73, Thrissur)

3. Four-month-old baby (Malappuram)

2. Abdul Azeez (68, Thiruvananthapuram)

1. Yakub Husain Sait (69, Ernakulam)

Excluded from Kerala government's list & reason

1. Mehroof (67, Mahe, UT of Puducherry; died at Government Medical College in Pariyaram, Kannur)

(Kerala did not include him in the official list since he hailed from Union Territory of Puducherry. The decision, however, contradicts the Centre's directive that COVID-19 deaths should be recorded at the place of occurance irrespective of which state the person hailed from).

2. B A Abdul Rahman (Mogral Puthur, Kasaragod) - July 7, 2020

(Abdul Rahman was living in Hubli in Karnataka. He died while being taken to the Government Hospital in Kasaragod on the day he arrived from Hubli. District collector had said that Rahman died in transit and he was not living in Kasaragod and hence his name would not be included in Kerala's list).

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