Authorities release details of 38 COVID deaths confirmed on Thursday (20)

Authorities release details of 38 COVID deaths confirmed on Thursday (20)

Authorities release details of 38 COVID deaths confirmed on Thursday (20)

Written by Zulfick Farzan

21 May, 2021 | 10:58 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Director-General of Health Services yesterday (20) confirmed 38 deaths that occurred from May 7 to May 20, 2021 due to Covid-19 infection. Accordingly, the total number of Covid deaths reported in Sri Lanka was 1089 by Thursday (20).

The deceased persons are residents of Udukinda, Lunugala, Balangoda, Katunayake, Bandurugoda, Kochchikade, Negombo, Thalathuoya, Bandarakoswatta, Borella, Padeniya, Thorayaya, Polgahawela, Galgamuwa, Siyambalape, Mathugama, Ethenawatta, Nawalapitiya, Kurunegala, Yatiyantota, Belihuloya, Nebada, Kekunugolla, Nikaweratiya, Warakapola, Ampitiya, Marassana, Rajawella, Udispattuwa and Habaraduwa.

Out of the total deaths 24 are of persons over 71 years of age.10 others are between 61 and 70 years of age. one person is between the age group 51-60. One other person is between 41-50 years of age and the remaining two are between 31 – 40 years of age.

The leading causes of death are mentioned as complications associated with Covid pneumonia and chronic diseases including diabetes and heart disease. Out of the total dead, 19 are females and the rest are males.

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