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A 39 year old man, who died on Thursday under home quarantine, was confirmed negative for COVID-19. His body samples had been collected for medical examination. The deceased is Manjunath of Kanakkary, about 15km from Kottayam town. He had returned from Dubai on June 21 and was staying alone adhering to quarantine norms. Manjunath was found unconscious by his brother early on Thursday.

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He was admitted to the Kottayam Medical College Hospital by evening and moved to the intensive care unit by night, but could not be saved.  His relatives alleged that there had been a delay of several hours in taking him to the hospital. Manjunath brother had gone to the house around 10 pm on Thursday with food. However, he grew suspicious after he noted that the food from the previous day had not been taken. He then found Manjunath unconscious inside the home.

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Manjunath is survived by wife Gayathri, and children Shivani and Suryakiran.