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Thiruvananthapuram:

 
A 76-year-old man who arrived from Mumbai and was undergoing treatment at the Medical College hospital here died of Covid-19, said a state Minister on Tuesday.

He passed away on Saturday, but the COVID test results came on Monday night.

With this, the death toll in the state due to Covid-19 rose to 23.

The deceased hails from the state capital and was suffering from multiple ailments.

Speaking to the media, State Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran who is in charge of the capital district overlooking COVID activities, said it was unfortunate that another person has succumbed to Covid-19.

“Right from the time, he arrived from Mumbai he was under observation and under treatment. He had maintained all the prescribed health protocols and hence there is no reason for worry on tracing his route map,” said Surendran.

So far Kerala has recorded 4,311 positive cases, with 2,057 currently active.

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