Sri Lanka reports seven COVID-19 deaths Thursday, toll rises to 297

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Sri Lanka confirmed seven deaths on Thursday due to COVID -19 raising the death toll from the viral disease to 297, according to health authorities.

The Director General of Health Services confirmed the following deaths caused by COVID -19 virus infection and accordingly the total number of deaths due to COVID -19 infection in Sri Lanka is 297 by now.

01. The deceased is an 86 year old male resident of Colombo 06 area. He died on January 26 on admission to Itthepana District Hospital. The cause of death was said to be exacerbated diabetes and high blood pressure associated with COVID-19 infection.

02. The deceased is a 73 year old male from Nittambuwa area. He has died at his residence on January 28. The Cause of death is mentioned as exacerbated diabetes and high blood pressure and heart attack associated with COVID-19 infection.

03. The deceased is a 76 year old female from Ratnapura. She died on January 28 while receiving treatment at the Ratnapura teaching Hospital. The cause of death is mentioned as Covid pneumonia, blood poisoning and heart disease.

04. The deceased is a 61 year old male resident of Colombo 13 area. He was diagnosed as infected with Covid-19 virus and transferred from General Hospital Colombo to the Mulleriyawa Base Hospital where he died on January 27.

05. The deceased is a 61 year old male inmate of Colombo Prison. He was diagnosed as infected with Covid-19 virus and transferred from the Prison Hospital to the General Hospital Colombo, where he had died on January 16. The cause of death is mentioned as Covid pneumonia, heart attack and acute diabetes.

06. The deceased is a 67 year old female from Colombo-06. She died on January 24 while receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo. The cause of death is mentioned as Covid pneumonia and acute asthma.

07. The deceased is a 62 year old male from Enderamulla. He has died on January 21 on admission to General Hospital Colombo. The cause of death is mentioned as Covid pneumonia and kidney complications.

 

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