2 more COVID-19 deaths reported in TN; Toll rises to 5

Chennai: Two more COVID-19 deaths were reported in Tamil Nadu on Sunday, taking the toll due to the disease in the state to five, the government said.

A 60-year old man from the city and a 71-year old man of Ramanathapuram in southern Tamil Nadu died in the government Stanely Medical College Hospital here, a release said.

The city resident admitted to the hospital on Wednesday died in the early hours of Sunday without responding to treatment, it said.

The 71-year old man had died on Thursday and tests results of his samples on Sunday confirmed he was affected by the coronavirus, the release added.

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The state had on Saturday reported deaths of two coronavirus patients. A 54-year old man who died in Madurai last month was the first COVID-19 fatality in the state.

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