Though Covid19 claimed two lives in Kerala,a ray of hope as 93-year-old Thomas and 88-year-old Mariyamma successfully recovered from coronavirus and tested negative for the same on Monday. The couple hails from Pathanamthitta and were among the high-risk category of coronavirus infected patients in Kerala.
The couple were infected by their son and his family who traveled from Italy during the last week of February.
In addition to the regular age-related illnesses, they had diabetes and hypertension and as a result Thomas had to be put on the ventilator as his condition deteriorated. Both of them were in the intensive care unit of Kottayam Medical College before being tested negative.
Health Minister K K Shylaja said the victim, a native of nearby Pothancode, was already suffering from several other health issues including high blood pressure. The 68-year old man's death pushed the total number of COVID-19 deaths in Kerala to two, the government said."We have got information that the deceased man had come in contact with some persons arrived from the Gulf. As he was very sick and was not in a position to speak, we could not collect details from him directly," she told reporters here.
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