Kochi: Students being screened for COVID-19 as they arrive at their exam center in Kochi to appear for their remaining exams that got postponed due to the onging nationwide lockdown imposed to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, as the Secondary Scho. Image Source: IANS News

Thiruvananthapuram, July 5 : A 82-year-old man, who arrived from Saudi Arabia last month and later admitted to the state run Medical College hospital at Manjeri in Malappuram, died on Saturday late night, the authorities reported on Sunday.

However, the deceased's Covid-19 test report, which was received on Sunday morning, showed him positive for the infection.

The latest death has taken the corona death toll in Kerala to 25.

Health authorities reveal that the man was a blood cancer patient and he was admitted to the hospital on July 1 following high fever.

Following his death, the health officials had informed the family and now his last rites would be conducted according to the Covid-19 protocols.

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