Kerala lockdown
Police question commuters who defied a 21-day nationwide lockdown, in Kochi on Friday. Image Credit: ANI

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala: A 68-year-old man who had tested positive for COVID-19 passed away on Tuesday morning, taking the toll of the deaths in Kerala due to the disease to two.

The man had been on a ventilator for the past five days.

The Medical Superintendent, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, said, "A man who had been tested positive for coronavirus passed away early morning today. He suffered kidney failure."

1,200

confirmed COVID-19 cases in India

Kerala with 202 confirmed cases as of Monday evening, has the highest number of COVID-19 patients among all states and union territories in the country.

There are over 1,200 confirmed cases of the disease in India with the number of active cases being upwards of the 1,100 mark as of Monday evening.