Tamil Nadu man dies of coronavirus, death toll now 11
A 54-year-old man infected with coronavirus died at a hospital in Madurai in the early hours of Wednesday, the first death recorded in Tamil Nadu due to the contagion, state Health Minister C Vijayabaskar said. The latest death takes India’s coronavirus toll to 11. He also said the man had a medical history of prolonged illness with "uncontrolled diabetes". "Despite our best efforts, the COVID-19 positive patient at MDU, Rajaji Hospital, passed away... he had medical history of prolonged illness with steroid-dependent COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), uncontrolled diabetes with hypertension," the health minister tweeted. On Tuesday, the total number of Covid-19 cases in the state rose to 18 after six more people, including three woman, tested positive for coronavirus.