Kozhikode/Kannur: One more COVID-19 death has been reported in the state. The deceased is identified as Kannur Dharmadom Chathoth native Asiya (63). She has been under treatment in Kozhikode medical college and died on Monday by 10 at night. With this, the total number of people who died of COVID-19 in Kerala touched six. However, Asiya was already suffering from other diseases including heart disease.
Asiya was admitted to Kozhikode medical college with severe health issues following a stroke and was put in ventilator. She was under treatment in Thalassery cooperative hospital till May 17. Later, she was shifted to a private hospital in Kozhikode as her condition worsened. Asiya tested positive for COVID-19 on May 20 and following this she was shifted to Kozhikode medical college. She was also suffering from viral pneumonia.
"She was shifted to the medical college on Friday after she was tested positive for coronavirus. Earlier, she was under treatment for neurological disease at a private hospital here. She passed away at around 10 PM," District Medical Officer Dr V Jayshree said.
As per reports, Asiya's husband was COVID positive and she got infected through him. It was Asiya who showed symptoms first. Three days after she tested positive for the disease, her husband was also confirmed with COVID-19. Later, two of their children and a grandson also was diagnosed with the disease.
In total, eight persons in Asiya's family tested positive for COVID-19. Asiya's husband works in a fish market. It is not clarified from where he contracted the disease. But Asiya and other family members contracted the disease from him as per reports. Other family members are under treatment at Thalassery government hospital. Their condition is stable.
This is the second death in two days and the sixth COVID- 19 fatality so far in the state. A 53-year old woman cancer patient, who had tested positive for COVID-19 on arrival from Dubai recently, died on Sunday. As per the medical bulletin issued at 5 PM on Monday, Kerala reported 49 fresh cases of COVID-19, including a health worker and two remand prisoners, taking the total to 896.
(With inputs from PTI)