Ten coronavirus-related deaths reported today

Ten deaths due to COVID-19 were reported in Sri Lanka today (21), taking the total death toll to 445.

The Government Information Department said the deaths were reported from Kollonawa, Wellawatte, Kalutara, Waskaduwa, Bibila, Guruthalawa, Pitakotte, Kudagalgamuwa, Ratmalana, and Hatton.

An 83-year-old man from Kadugalgamuwa is reported to have died while undergoing treatment at the Teaching Hospital Kurunegal on 14 February. The cause of death has been reported as COVID-19 infection, blood poisoning caused by a wound, and a kidney disease.

A 58-year-old woman from Kalutara and a 72-year-old woman from Waskaduwa are reported to have died at their residences on 16 February. The cause of death has been identified as blood poisoning due to COVID infection, and heart attack caused by high blood pressure.

A 65-year-old man from Bibila who was transferred from the District Hospital Monaragala to the National Hospital Kandy and a 68-year-old male from Pittakotte are reported to have died on 19 February, with the latter dying upon admission to the Colombo South Teaching Hospital in Kalubowila.

The cause of death has been reported as COVID infection, with bleeding in the brain and respiratory tract, acute asthma, and diabetes.

Four deaths due to COVID-19 were reported on 20 February alone.

A 68-year-old man from Guruthalaw, a 90-year-old man from Ratmalana, and 72-year-old man from Hatton were reported to have died on 20 February at the Base Hospital Mulleriyawa, Base Hospital Pimbura, and National Institute for Infectious Diseases (IDH), Mulleriyawa, respectively.

The cause of death was reported as COVID-induced pneumonia, with heart disease, acute kidney, diabetes, and asthma diseases, and high blood pressure.

A 74-year-old man from Kollonawa who was transferred from the General Hospital in Colombo to the Base Hospital Homagama, and an 82-year-old woman from Wellawatte who was transferred the Colombo South Teaching Hospital in Kalubowila to the Base Hospital Homagama had died on 21 February.

The cause of death has been reported as COVID-induced pneumonia and liver disease. (Colombo Gazette)

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