Kerala records 4th COVID-19 death

Thrissur: Amid rising Covid-19 cases after the return of Malayalees from abroad and other states, Kerala recorded its fourth death due to the coronavirus infection late on Thursday.

Khadeeja, 73, a native of Kadappuram, was under treatment at the Chavakkad Taluk Hospital.

She suffered from acute respiratory disorder, diabetes and other health issues.

DMO K.J Reena said, "Her health condition was declining and there were plans to shift her to the medical college hospital. But she died before that, with the sample results coming in only in the evening."

According to sources, Khadeeja had gone to Mumbai, where her daughter stays, around three months back and returned on May 18.

Even though she was issued a pass to enter the state through Walayar on May 22, Khadeeja -- along with three others -- was allowed entry as her health condition was deteriorating. On May 20, she was admitted to the Chavakkad Taluk Hospital where she breathed her last. Desk: Asianet Online