New Delhi: A 74-year-old man died of COVID-19 in Telangana, taking the total number of deaths in India to 23. Addressing a press conference, Telangana Health Minister confirmed first death in the state. “The deceased had traveled to Delhi and had fallen sick on returning”, the minister stated. Also Read - How Novel Coronavirus Affects Your Nervous System?

Notably, Telangana has witnessed a spurt in the number of COVID-19 positive cases. A total of 65 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in the state so far, while the tally of active cases rose to 63. Also Read - Virus May be an Invisible Enemy, But Our COVID-19 Warriors Are Invincible: PM Modi

Earlier in the day, several media outlets and television channels had reported that “the Telangana government declared several areas of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation as ‘Red Zones’. But later the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Commission (GHMC) issued a statement and cleared that GHMC Commissioner Somesh Kumar has not announced any ‘Red Zones’ in the city. Also Read - Over 8,000 COVID-19 Cases Recorded in India For Second Straight Day, Total Tally Goes Beyond 1.90 Lakh Mark; Death Toll at 5,394 | 10 Points

Earlier in the day, Kerala also reported its first coronavirus death after a 69-year-old man succumbed to COVID-19 infection at Ernakulam Medical College Hospital. He was admitted to the isolation ward on March 22 after his return from Dubai.

Apart from Kerala and Telangana, COVID-19 also claimed a woman’s life in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad. The 46-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital on March 26. “She was suffering from Hypertension, Diabetes and was on ventilator”, Gujarat’s Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Hospital said in a statement.