Kerala records second Covid-19 death, 68-year-old on ventilator support

Kerala records second Covid-19 death, 68-year-old on ventilator support

A68-year-old man died of the novel coronavirus in Kerala, taking the amount of COVID-19 deaths within the state to 2 , the govt said on Tuesday.

The condition of the person was "extremely critical", a handout from the state-run Thiruvananthapuram Medical College and Hospital said.

This is the second coronavirus death within the state.

The patient was on ventilator support for the past five days and was affected by high vital sign . He was also on dialysis, it said.

The first death within the state from COVID-19 was reported from Chullickal in Kochi.