05 COVID-19 deaths on Thursday (04); Fatalities rise to 489

05 COVID-19 deaths on Thursday (04); Fatalities rise to 489

05 COVID-19 deaths on Thursday (04); Fatalities rise to 489

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

05 Mar, 2021 | 5:25 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): The Director-General of Health Services confirmed that FIVE (05) COVID-19 deaths were reported in the country on Thursday (Mar. 04) raising Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll to 489.

The details of the deceased are as follows:

01. A 53-year-old female from Ussapitiya. She was transferred from Mawanella Hospital to Kegalle Base Hospital, where she was diagnosed as infected with COVID-19 virus. Consequently she was transferred to Kandy General Hospital where she died on 22.02.2021. The cause of death is mentioned as Covid pneumonia.

02. A 78-year-old female from Giriulla. She was diagnosed as infected with COVID-19 virus while receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo. The she was transferred to Kothalawala Defence Hospital, where she died on 04.03.2021. The cause of death is mentioned as Covid pneumonia and multiple organ dysfunction.

03. A 72-year-old male from Kolonnawa. He died on 02.03.2021 while receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo. The cause of death is mentioned as heart diesease, Covid pneumonia, acute kidney damage.

04. A 62-year-old female from Mattakkuliya. She was diagnosed as infected with COVID-19 virus while receiving treatment at Colombo General Hospital and transferred to Homagama Base Hospital where she died on 01.03.2021. The cause of death is mentioned as Covid infection and respiratory system failure.

05. A 70-year-old male from Boralesgamuwa. She was diagnosed as infected with COVID-19 virus while receiving treatment at Maharagama Apeksha Hospital and transferred to Mulleriyawa Base Hospital where she died on 03.03.2021. The cause of death is mentioned as blood poisoning shock, Covid pneumonia, acute kidney damages and cancer.

Meanwhile, another 351 new positive cases were reported on Thursday (Mar. 04), raising the COVID-19 caseload in the country to 84,610.

As of Friday morning (Mar. 05), there are 3,285 active patients receiving treatment, while 80,836 have recovered, according to the Epidemiology Uni at the Ministry of Health.

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