A 28 year old excise staff in Kannur district died of COVID-19 on Thursday morning. Padiyoor native Sunil Kumar, died taking the death toll in the state to 21.
Sunil Kumar was admitted to Pariyaram medical college three days back. He was suffering from Pneumonia. From yesterday evening his condition became worse.
He was on duty till June 12 with the Mattannur Excise office. He was admitted to a private hospital in Kannur on June 12 with fever and breathlessness. He tested positive for COVID-19.
From where he contracted virus is still unknown. He had visited the Kannur District Hospital on on June 3 along with a person arrested by the department.
The Mattannur excise office has been closed and 18 employees have gone under quarantine.