One more COVID death in Thrissur; 8 casualties in Kerala on Sunday

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Among the 8 fatalities due to COVID-19, three were reported in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Thrissur: A total of 8 COVID-19 deaths have been reported in Kerala till Sunday noon. The death of Thrissur Kodungallur native Sarada (70), who succumbed on Saturday, has been confirmed to be due to COVID-19. She was undergoing treatment in Amala hospital here.

Among the 8 fatalities due to COVID-19, three were reported in Thiruvananthapuram. An under-trial prisoner in Poojappura Central Prison identified as Manikandan (72) also succumbed to COVID-19. The death of Chirayinkeezhu native Ramadevi (68) also was due to the pandemic.

Apart from them, the deaths of Kannur Kannapuram native Krishnan, Wayanad Valadu native Aali (73), Pathanamthitta Konni native Shaharuban Beevi (54), Alappuzha Pathiyoor native Sadanandan (63) and Paravoor native Kamalamma (85) who died the other day, have been confirmed to be due to COVID-19.

Wayanad native Aali was confirmed with COVID-19 and was hospitalised on July 28. He was under treatment for lung cancer. He died around 3 am on Sunday. Valadu is the area where COVID transmission occurred after a wedding was held without following COVID protocol. Aali was a resident of Valadu cluster.

Kannur native Krishnan died on Saturday night while undergoing treatment for lung disease at Pariyaram Medical College. Alappuzha native Sadanandan died on Saturday night. He was undergoing treatment for kidney, heart and liver diseases and was admitted to Alappuzha Medical College.

Konni native Shahruban's four family members also are infected with COVID-19 and are undergoing treatment. Paravoor native Kamalamma, who was undergoing treatment for lung disease, died the other day. COVID-19 was diagnosed in a test performed after her death. But her body was already cremated without following COVID protocol.

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