2 patients in Tamil Nadu die of COVID-19; Death toll rises to 5

South India

Two more COVID-19 deaths were reported in Tamil Nadu on Sunday, taking the toll due to the disease in the state to five.

According to a press release issued by the Health and Family Welfare Department on Sunday, the fifth death due to COVID-19 in the state is a 60-year-old male from Chennai.

He was admitted at Stanley Medical College Hospital in Chennai on April 1 and passed away on April 5.

Meanwhile, a 71-year-old male from Ramanathapuram was admitted at Stanley Medical College Hospital in Chennai on April 2 and died on the same day. 

Today, the tests results of his samples confirmed he was affected by the coronavirus.

As of April 5 morning, the state currently has 485 COVID-19 cases, eight recoveries and five deaths.

On Saturday, the state reported two COVID-19 deaths. 

A 51-year-old man died at Villupuram Government Hospital. He had attended the Tablighi Jamaat conference in New Delhi recently, tested positive for COVID-19 on March 31.

In other case, a 53-year-old woman, who was admitted to the Theni Government Hospital. Her husband also had tested positive for novel coronavirus

The first victim of the novel coronavirus in Tamil Nadu was a 54-year-old man from Madurai. He was undergoing treatment at Madurai Rajaji Government Hospital, and died on March 25.


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