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Thiruvananthapuram, July 5, 2020
An 82-year-old man, who arrived from Saudi Arabia last month and was later admitted to the state-run Medical College Hospital at Manjeri in Malappuram, died late on Saturday night, the authorities reported on Sunday.
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 coronavirus death toll in Kerala to 25.
Health authorities said 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.