02 COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday (05); Fatalities rise to 588

02 COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday (05); Fatalities rise to 588

02 COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday (05); Fatalities rise to 588

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

07 Apr, 2021 | 7:12 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): The Director-General of Health Services confirmed that TWO (02) COVID-19 deaths were reported in the country on Tuesday (Apr. 06), raising Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll to 588.

The details of the deceased are as follows:

01. A 70-year-old male from Bibila. He was diagnosed as infected with COVID-19 virus while receiving treatment at Bibila Base Hospital and transferred to Homagama Base Hospital, where he died on 04.04.2021. The cause of death is mentioned as Acute Renal Failure, Covid pneumonia, and Septicaemia.

02. A 47-year-old male from Mahaoya, Ampara. He was diagnosed as infected with COVID-19 virus while receiving treatment at Maharagama Apeksha Hospital and transferred to Angoda Base Hospital, where he died on 05.04.2021. The cause of death is mentioned as Covid pneumonia and terminal Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.

Meanwhile, another 158 new positive cases were reported on Tuesday (Apr. 06), raising the COVID-19 caseload in the country to 93,772, the Department of Government Information said.

As of Wednesday (Mar. 07), there are 2476 active patients receiving treatment, while 90,708 have recovered.

According to the Epidemiology Unit, 4201 people received the COVID-19 jab on Tuesday (Apr. 06); and so far, 924,536 people have been vaccinated in the country.

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