Kerala reports second coronavirus death in Thiruvananthapuram1 min read . Updated: 31 Mar 2020, 04:12 PM IST
- A 68-year-old man died of the novel coronavirus in Kerala
- On Monday, Kerala reported 32 new Covid-19 cases
A 68-year-old man died of the novel coronavirus in Thiruvananthapuram today, taking the number of COVID-19 deaths in Kerala to two. The man suffered kidney failure, Medical Superintendent, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram said, news agency ANI reported. "A 68-year-old man who had been tested positive for coronavirus passed away early morning today. He suffered kidney failure: Medical Superintendent, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala," news agency ANI said in a tweet.
This is the second coronavirus death in the state. Kerala had registered its first coronavirus death when a a 69-year-old man died in Kochi Medical College on 28 March.
The state on Monday reported 32 new positive coronavirus cases, taking the total number of patients under treatment to 213 in the state. Kerala also scripted history on Monday when the two elderly couple aged 93 and 88, were cured of the deadly virus.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that at least 1,57,253 people in the state are under observation out of which 623 people are in isolation wards of various hospitals across the state. He also urged the government employees to contribute their one day salary to the chief minister's relief fund to help the financially strained state at the time of the pandemic.