3 die in Kanyakumari government hospital, Health dept tests for COVID-19
New Delhi : Tamil Nadu Health Secretary Beela Rajesh on Saturday confirmed three deaths in the Coronavirus Isolation ward in the Kanyakumari Medical College. She, however, claimed that all the three patients had underlying medical conditions and that the results of their COVID-19 tests are awaited.
According to the information shared with the press, two adults and 1 child has died in the isolation ward. The 66-year-old male had Chronic Kidney Disease and Lymphoma, a 24-year-old male was suffering from viral pneumonia and high sepsis and a 2-year-old male who had a congenital anomaly of Osteopetrosis.
All the three deaths have been reported on the same day (March 28); their samples have been sent for the test for Covid 19.
No information has been shared on when these patients were admitted to the hospital and how many days will be taken for their test results.
Tamil Nadu has so far, had 40 positive cases of COVID-19 of which one person has passed away while two others have recovered. The two latest cases are a 42-year-old male from Kumbakonam in Thanjavur district and a 49-year-old male from Katpadi in Vellore district. While the former recently returned from West Indies, the latter is travelled from a foreign country via the Middle East.