SL’s COVID-19 death toll reach 430; 08 deaths on Thursday (18)

SL’s COVID-19 death toll reach 430; 08 deaths on Thursday (18)

SL’s COVID-19 death toll reach 430; 08 deaths on Thursday (18)

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

19 Feb, 2021 | 5:03 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): The Director-General of Health Services confirmed that eight (08) COVID-19 deaths were reported in the country on Thursday (Feb. 18), raising Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll to 430.

The details of the deceased are as follows:

01. A 67-year-old female from Dematagoda. she died on 16.02.2021 at her residence. The cause of death is mentioned as Covid pneumonia and acute diabetes.

02. A 58-year-old male from Colombo 08. He died on 17.02.2021 while undergoing treatment at Methsiri Sewana Treatment Centre, Anuradhapura. The cause of death is mentioned as heart disease caused by Covid-19 infection, acute kidney damages and high blood pressure.

03. A 43-year-old male from Meegoda. He was transferred from Welisara Chest Hospital to Homagama Base Hospital, where he died on 16.02.2021. The cause of death is mentioned as respiratory failure due to bronchitis and Covid pneumonia.

04. A 20-year-old female from Ridimaliyadda. She was transferred from Kahagolla Treatment Centre to Mahiyanganaya Base Hospital and then to the Badulla General Hospital, where she died on 17.02.2021. The cause of death is mentioned as acute Covid pneumonia and respiratory failure.

05. A 52-year-old male from Dekatana. He was transferred from Dompe District Hospital to Homagama Base Hospital, where he died on 18.02.2021. The cause of death is mentioned as Covid pneumonia, acute diabetes , high blood pressure and asthma.

06. An 86-year-old male from Colombo 10. He died on 17.02.2021 at his residence. The cause of death is mentioned as Covid pneumonia, lung infection and asthma.

07. A 74-year-old female from Keselwatta. She was transferred from Colombo General Hospital to Mulleriyawa Base Hospital, where she died on 22.01.2021. The cause of death is mentioned as Covid pneumonia.

08. An 81-year-old male from Wattala. He was transferred from Colombo General Hospital to Mulleriyawa Base Hospital, where he died on 20.01.2021. The cause of death is mentioned as heart failure and respiratory failure.

Meanwhile, another 501 new positive COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the country on Thursday (Feb. 18), raising Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 caseload to 77,480, the Department of Government Information said.

As of Friday (Feb. 19) morning, there are 6175 active COVID-19 patients receiving treatment, while 71,823 have recovered, according to the statistics released by the Epidemiology Unit at the Ministry of Health.

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