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A 54-year-old man, who had no recent travel history, died in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai after contracting Covid-19, the state’s health minister C Vijayabaskar said on Wednesday.

The patient was admitted at Rajaji Hospital in Madurai and had a history of prolonged illness with steroid-dependent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD, uncontrolled diabetes and hypertension, Vijayabaskar said

“#update: Despite our best efforts, the #COVID19 +ve Pt at MDU, #RajajiHospital, passed away few minutes back. He had a medical history of prolonged illness with steroid dependent COPD, uncontrolled Diabetes with Hypertension.@MoHFW_INDIA @CMOTamilNadu (sic),” Vijayabaskar tweeted early on Wednesday.

The minister had said earlier that three new cases of Covid-19 disease were reported in the state and that the patients have been kept in isolation