The person who returned from Malaysia did not die of coronavirus, says Kerala Health Minister

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: a 36-year-old patient who entered the Ernakulam Government School of Medicine upon his return from Malaysia He did not die of a novel, Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja said on Sunday, citing test reports.

The second test result for COVID-19 (coronavirus) of (NIV), Pune is also negative. The first test result of the deceased was negative, Shailaja said.

Thirty-six-year-old Jainesh, who had arrived from Malaysia , was kept on a ventilator following pneumonia. He had landed at Kochi airport on February 28 and subsequently, he was taken to the medical school.

Jainesh, who comes from the Kannur district, died Friday at midnight. The hospital's medical team had cited acute pneumonia and respiratory failure as the cause of death on Friday night.

Currently, in Kerala, 206 people are under observation for coronavirus in various districts of the state. Of these, 193 are in home quarantine and 13 in hospitals.

A total of 488 samples of suspicious cases have been sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) for examination. Of these, 471 samples analyzed were negative.

There is no concern for the health of people currently admitted to the hospital, he said.