Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll yesterday rose to 240 with the confirmation of eight COVID-19 deaths.
According to a statement issued by the Department of Government Information, a 57-year-old individual from Kattankudy passed away yesterday while receiving treatment at the Welikanda Base Hospital. He was transferred to Welikanda after he tested positive for COVID-19 at the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital. The cause of death is COVID-pneumonia with blood poisoning.
Three deaths occurred the day before, including one from Colombo. A 51-year-old resident of Colombo 14 died while receiving treatment at the Homagama Base Hospital, where he was transferred after testing positive for the virus at the National Hospital of Sri Lanka. The individual died of COVID-pneumonia.
A resident of Bandaragama tested positive for COVID-19 while receiving treatment at the Kalutara General Hospital. She was then transferred to the Homagama Base Hospital, where she passed away on Sunday. The individual died of COVID-pneumonia and exacerbated kidney disease at the age of 70.
Health authorities also confirmed that a 67-year-old resident of Kalutara South passed away on Sunday. He was transferred to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases after being identified as COVID-19-positive at the Kalutara General Hospital. The cause of death is cited as COVID-pneumonia and blood poisoning.
On 8 January, a resident of Mattakkuliya died of COVID-pneumonia at the National Hospital of Sri Lanka. He was 45 years old. The same day, a 36-year-old individual residing in Colombo 12 died of COVID-pneumonia and epilepsy while being admitted to the National Hospital of Sri Lanka.
On 7 January, a 61-year-old resident of Rajagiriya died while being admitted to a private hospital in Colombo. The cause of death is cited as COVID-pneumonia and exacerbated diabetes.
The final death confirmed by health authorities yesterday occurred on 6 January. The individual was 52 years old and a detainee of Welikada Prison. He died of COVID-pneumonia while being admitted to the Welikada Prison Hospital.