05 COVID-19 deaths on Thursday (11); Fatalities rise to 520

05 COVID-19 deaths on Thursday (11); Fatalities rise to 520

05 COVID-19 deaths on Thursday (11); Fatalities rise to 520

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

12 Mar, 2021 | 6:46 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. 11), raising Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll to 520.

The details of the deceased are as follows:

01. A 56-year-old female from Nawalapitiya. She was diagnosed as infected with the COVID-19 virus while receiving treatment at Nawalapitiya District Hospital and transferred to Theldeniya Base Hospital, and then again to Nawalapitiya District Hospital, where she died on 08.03.2021. The cause of death is mentioned as pneumonia and Covid infection.

02. A 63-year-old female from Angulana. She was diagnosed as infected with the COVID-19 virus while receiving treatment at Colombo General Hospital and transferred to Mulleriyawa Base Hospital, where she died on 09.03.2021. The cause of death is mentioned as blood poisoning shock, heart disease, and Covid infection.

03. An 80-year-old female from Maththegoda. She died on 11.03.2021 while receiving treatment at Homagama Base Hospital. The cause of death is mentioned as Covid pneumonia.

04. A 67-year-old male from Bibila. He was diagnosed as infected with the COVID-19 virus while receiving treatment at Hambantota Base Hospital and transferred to Homagama Base Hospital, where he died on 11.03.2021. The cause of death is mentioned as pneumonia and Covid infection.

05. A 68-year-old male from Dehiwala. He was diagnosed as infected with the COVID-19 virus while receiving treatment at Colombo-South Teaching Hospital and transferred to IDH, where he died on 11.03.2021. The cause of death is mentioned as Covid pneumonia.

Meanwhile, another 292 new positive cases were reported on Thursday (Mar. 11), raising the COVID-19 caseload in the country to 86,989, the Department of Government Information said.

As of Friday morning (Mar. 12), there are 2908 active patients receiving treatment, while 83,561 have recovered.

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