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Alappuzha: A 38-year-old man died at TD Medical College Hospital here on Friday. He has tested positive for coronavirus.

According to the hospital, the cause of death is acute upper GI bleed, chronic alcoholic liver disease, hepatic encephalopathy, hypovolemic shock and COVID positive.

The man, with no known comorbidities who was working in Abu Dhabi, reached Kochi on May 29 and  was put in quarantine at the COVID care centre in Alappuzha.

He was admitted at the isolation ward of Medical College Hospital on Friday morning with multiple episodes of hematemesis, according to the medical bulletin.

"Patient went into cardiopulmonary arrest again. Resuscitative measures continued. Despite all resuscitative measures, the patient expired at 2:15 pm," the bulletin said.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan confirmed 62 new COVID-19 cases in the state on Friday.

"With 62 new COVID-19 cases in the state, there are 1,150 COVID-19 cases in the state of which 575 are active cases," he further said.