One more COVID-19 death in Kerala takes toll to 12

One more COVID-19 death has been reported in Palakkad district, taking the death toll in Kerala to 12. Kadampazhipuram Chettiyamkunnu native Meenakshi Ammal (73), a native of Palakkad, had died on Tuesday evening while in quarantine after she returned from Chennai. Her test result came positive on Thursday, only after her death.

She had returned from Chennai on May 25 via Walayar check post and was quarantined at her brother’s house. She was admitted to hospital on May 28 with fever. A diabetic patient, Meenakshi was later diagnosed with pneumonia. Though her first test result was negative, COVID-19 was confirmed after death. Her nephew’s child has also been quarantined at Palakkad district hospital. District medical officer said that the health condition of the child is stable.


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