Health authorities yesterday confirmed seven COVID-19 deaths, bringing the country’s COVID-19 death toll to 471.
According to a statement issued by the Department of Government Information, three of the deaths occurred yesterday, which the remaining deaths occurred on Friday and Saturday.
Among the deaths that occurred yesterday is that of a 59-year-old individual from Gampaha who died of blood poisoning, COVID pneumonia and a liver infection while receiving treatment at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID).
An individual from Demalagama also passed away yesterday. According to health authorities, the individual was 51 years old and died of COVID pneumonia and cancer while receiving treatment at the Homagama Base Hospital.
An 81-year-old individual from Colombo-5 also died at the Homagama Base Hospital yesterday. The cause of death is COVID pneumonia with COVID-19.
On 27 February, an individual from Rukgahawila died of COVID pneumonia and trauma of blood poisoning while receiving treatment at the Homagama Base Hospital. The individual was 79-years-old.
The same day, an 87-year-old individual from Pannipitiya died of COVID pneumonia, blood poisoning, acute kidney damage and heart disease at the Kandy National Hospital, where he was admitted after testing positive for COVID-19 at the Colombo South Teaching Hospital.
A 56-year-old individual from Kurunegala died on 26 February while receiving treatment at the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital. The cause of death is cited as diabetes exacerbated with COVID-19 and exacerbated gastritis.
The same day, a 55-year-old individual from Anuradhapura died at home of an exacerbation of complications in the respiratory system caused by COVID-19.