Seven COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday (02); Total fatalities rise to 483

Seven COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday (02); Total fatalities rise to 483

Seven COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday (02); Total fatalities rise to 483

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

03 Mar, 2021 | 6:40 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): The Director-General of Health Services confirmed that SEVEN (07) COVID-19 deaths were reported in the country on Tuesday (Mar. 02), raising Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll to 483.

The details of the deceased are as follows:

01. An 87-year-old female from Colombo 15. She died on 01.03.2021 at her residence. The cause of death is mentioned as Covid pneumonia, acute diabetes, acute kidney disease and high-blood pressure.

02. An 89-year-old female from Colombo 05. She died on 01.03.2021 at her residence. The cause of death is mentioned as Covid pneumonia and acute diabetes.

03. A 78-year-old female from Colombo 15. She died on 02.03.2021 while receiving treatment at the Colombo General Hospital. The cause of death is mentioned as Covid pneumonia, acute diabetes and high-blood pressure.

04. A 73-year-old male from Piliyandala. He was diagnosed as infected with COVID-19 virus and transferred from Pimbura Base Hospital to Homagama Base Hospital, where he died on 01.03.2021. The cause of death is mentioned as Covid pneumonia and respiratory system failure.

05. A 63-year-old female from Pilimathalawa. She was diagnosed as infected with COVID-19 virus and transferred from Peradeniya Teaching Hospital to Theldeniya Base Hospital, where she died on 02.03.2021. The cause of death is mentioned as Covid pneumonia, acute diabetes and high-blood pressure.

06. A 63-year-old male from Colombo 02. He was diagnosed as infected with COVID-19 virus and transferred from Colombo General Hospital to Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital, where he died on 01.03.2021. The cause of death is mentioned as Covid pneumonia.

07. A 63-year-old male from Galewela. He was diagnosed as infected with COVID-19 virus and transferred from Matale District General Hospital to Theldeniya Base Hospital, where he died on 02.03.2021. The cause of death is mentioned as Covid pneumonia and lung cancer.

Meanwhile, another 317 new positive cases were reported yesterday (Mar. 02), raising the COVID-19 caseload in the country to 83,870.

Of the total cases recorded yesterday, 308 are associates of the Peliyagoda cluster and nine are from the Prison cluster, the Department of Government Information said.

As of Wednesday morning (Mar. 03), there are 3,367 active patients receiving treatment, while 80,020 have recovered.

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