A 75-year-old woman from Kerala, who had returned from Mumbai recently, died of coronavirus infection on Wednesday after which she was buried at a mosque near here in strict compliance with the prescribed protocol.
According to the health authorities, the woman along with three others arrived by road on a private vehicle on Tuesday and after arriving at her son’s place in Malappuram, she developed breathing problems.
From her son’s place, she was moved in an ambulance to her home town near here and admitted to the local state run hospital.
She had underlying health issues and soon her condition turned worse and passed away on Wednesday.
The health officials asked her family to wait for the last rites as her COVID-19 test was awaited and when it came on Thursday was positive.
Hence on Friday early morning under strict COVID-19 protocols, her body was buried at a mosque near here.
Five people have been asked to go into self isolation by the district authorities.
For the records, this is the fifth death of a COVID-19 positive patient in Kerala.
Another death of a resident of Mahe (part of the Union Territory of Pondicherry ) is also recorded under Kerala by the Centre, as the death occurred, last month, at a hospital in Kannur district of the state.
This aged Muslim lady had gone to Mumbai three months back to be with her daughters, who reside there, but was unable to return following lockdown norms.