Kerala: Telangana man dies; state records highest spike

Telangana native dies of COVID-19 in Kerala as state records highest spike

Family members, in protective suits, pray before receiving the body of the COVID-19 victim Ayisha (62) for funeral at Kannamparamba in Kozhikode, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (PTI Photo)

A Telangana native died of COVID in Kerala on Thursday, while 84 more persons were tested positive, the highest ever recorded in the state on a single day.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the Telangana native wrongly boarded a train to Thiruvananthapuram with family on May 22 from Rajasthan instead of Telangana. He was tested positive after reaching the state and died on Thursday.

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Of the 84 fresh cases on Thursday, 79 were persons who came either from abroad or other states. The state is witnessing a steep increase in COVID-19 cases from May first week with arrival of people from other states and abroad.

Of the 1,088 persons tested COVID-19 positive in Kerala so far, 526 were now active. 

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