COVID-19 fatalities rise to 661 with six more deaths

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Health authorities yesterday confirmed six more COVID-19-related deaths which brought the country’s COVID-19 fatalities to 661.

According to a statement issued by the Department of Government Information, an individual from Hali-Ela was transferred to the Teldeniya Base Hospital while receiving treatment at the Badulla General Hospital but died yesterday. The cause of death is cited as acute COVID-pneumonia. The individual was 72 years old.

On Tuesday, a 69-year-old individual from Wattala died of COVID-pneumonia while receiving treatment at the Welisara Chest Hospital.

An individual from Weerapokuna tested positive for COVID-19 while receiving treatment at the Chilaw District General Hospital and was transferred to the Homagama Base Hospital. However, on Tuesday, the 45-year-old individual died of COVID-pneumonia and blood poisoning.

On 25 April, a 56-year-old individual from Pallegama died of COVID-pneumonia while receiving treatment at the Mawanella Base Hospital.

On 24 April, an individual from Nittambuwa died of a lung infection associated with COVID-19 while receiving treatment at the Wathupitiwela Base Hospital. The individual was 66 years old.

A 65-year-old individual from Mawanella died on 23 April while being transferred to the Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) Medical Faculty Hospital from the Mawanella Base Hospital. The individual died of acute heart disease associated with COVID-19.


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