Kozhikode, May 26 : Taking the Covid19 death toll in Kerala to six, a 63-year-old Kannur native woman died at the Medical College Hospital (MCH) here late on Monday night. The hospital authorities said the deceased Asiya, has been suffering from many medical issues and had been put on ventilator following a stroke on Saturday. She breathed her last at around 2200 hours. District Medical and Health Office sources said the woman and eight of her relatives, including her husband, two children and a grandchild, were tested positive for Covid19 and were under medical observation.
A neurology patient, Asiya is believed to have contracted Covid-19 from her husband, a fish dealer, who must have infected it from the fish market, sources said. It was Asiya who showed symptoms and was tested positive for the virus on May 20, followed by her husband and other six relatives. The woman was under treatment for neurological disorder at Thalassery co-operative hospital and was later shifted to a private hospital here after her medical condition worsened.
Later she was shifted to MCH on May 20, following testing positive for Covid19. District health authorities said the burial would be held here as per Covid-19 protocol later on Tuesday. Earlier, a Dubai-returned 53-year old woman, a cancer patient, had died at the MCH on Sunday. (UNI)