Hyderabad: A Telangana man who had tested positive for COVID-19 died in Kerala on 27 May.
In his daily address to the media, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the man, identified as Anjayya, had mistakenly boarded a train for Thiruvananthapuram from Rajasthan, instead of a train for Telangana. He was admitted to a hospital in Thiruvananthapuram after he reported illness, while his swab sample tested positive on May 28. The death toll in Kerala has now reached eight.
The state also saw its highest single-day spike and reported 84 new positive cases on Thursday. Of this, 48 are people who reached the state from other districts and 31 are foreign returnees. At present, there are 526 active cases in the state. A total of 1,088 cases have been reported in Kerala.
Meanwhile, 1,15,297 people are under observation, of which 1,14,305 are under home or institutional quarantine while 992 are in the hospitals. A total of 210 people were hospitalised on Thursday. So far, 60,685 samples have been sent for testing.