Kerala records one more COVID-19 death, Former Santosh Trophy player dies

South India

One more COVID-19 death was reported in Kerala on Saturday taking the toll in the State to 15.


The 61-year-old Malappuram native Hamsa Koya had returned from Mumbai with his family on May 21. 

Koya was undergoing treatment at Manjeri Medical College in Malappuram. 

The medical bulletin issued said that he was suffering from pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome. 

On June 5, as his health deteriorated, he was administered plasma therapy on the advice of the state medical board. However, he did not respond to medicines and breathed his last at 6:30 am on Saturday.

He was a former footballer, who represented Maharashtra in Santosh Trophy matches between 1981-86.

He has also made a mark playing for Western Railway (1978), Union Bank (1981), RCF (1983), Tata Sports Club (1984) and Orkai Mills (1986).
The medical bulletin said that his family members including his wife, son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren of 3 years and a 3 month-old child also had tested COVID-19 positive and were earlier shifted to hospital for treatment. 

On Friday, Kerala registered its biggest single-day spike of COVID cases with 111. Total Total cases in the state surged to 1,699. Of them, 973 are active cases.


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