The boy, a native of Kannur, developed pneumonia and succumbed on Saturday morning.

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 14:45

A 13-year-old Kannur native boy, who was under treatment for COVID-19 lost his life on Saturday. Notably, the boy had no known comorbidities. The deceased is identified to be a resident of Therthally at Alakode in Kannur.

The boy was admitted to the Government Hospital in Taliparamba on October 6, after he developed COVID-19 symptoms, reports the Times of India. But after his condition started to worsen, he was shifted to Government Medical College in Pariyaram. He had developed pneumonia and was put on ventilator support but he passed away on Saturday morning.

Meanwhile, officials of Pariyaram Medical College told TNM that the boy had developed pneumonia before he was brought to the hospital. “It was already too late and the child was weak. He was put on ventilator support from the day he got admitted but passed away this (Saturday)  morning,” said the official.

An official of Therthally Public Health Centre also told TOI that the boy did not have any comorbidities. According to the official, he developed fever and stomach pain on October 6 following which he was tested for COVID-19 by an antigen test. Though it turned out negative, an PT-PCR test showed him positive. Reportedly, no other family members of his house have tested positive for coronavirus.

The 13-year-old was the class 8 student of St Mary’s Higher Secondary School.

Back in April, a four month old baby, who had tested positive for coronavirus, had passed away. The Malappuram native child had been suffering from heart related ailments from birth.

On Saturday, Kerala reported the highest number of daily COVID-19 cases till date with 11,755 new people testing positive. The Kerala government has warned that the state might witness a further increase in people getting infected in the coming days.

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