New Delhi: A 36-year-old Kerala man who recently returned coronavirus-hit Malaysia, has died at a hospital in Ernakulam. The man from Kannur district had returned from Malaysia on Friday with high fever and breathing problem. As per the reports, Malaysia has around 25 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Also Read - Trump Imposes International Travel Restrictions After First Coronavirus Death in US
He was undergoing treatment in the isolation ward as a precautionary measure after he arrived in Kochi with several illnesses. Medical authorities said his samples have been sent for detailed examination at the NiV lab at Alappuzha to check if his death is linked to the coronavirus. Also Read - Coronavirus Outbreak: China Sends Experts to Iran to Contain Infection as Death Toll Touches 34
Meanwhile, the death toll in coronavirus climbed to 2,870 with 35 new fatalities. The confirmed cases increased to 79,824 even as the infections outside the worst-hit Hubei province dropped with only three positive cases reported in a single day, continuing the trend of slowdown in the rest of the country.
Among the deaths, 34 were in Hubei and one in Henan Province.