COVID-19 fatalities rise to 709 with 13 more deaths

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The number of COVID-19 deaths in the country rose to 709 with health authorities confirming 13 more deaths yesterday.

According to a statement issued by the Department of Government Information, a 70-year-old individual from Ja-Ela who died of acute COVID pneumonia and high blood pressure at a private hospital in Colombo, an 82-year-old individual from Malabe who died of COVID-19 with pneumonia at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID), and a 68-year-old individual from Nittambuwa who died of COVID lung infection at the Watupitiwela Base Hospital, are among the deaths that occurred yesterday.

An individual from Gampaha was admitted to the Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19 but died yesterday of COVID pneumonia and multi-organ dysfunction. The individual was 80 years old.

A 42-year-old individual from Mavilmada tested positive for COVID-19 at the Kandy General Hospital and was transferred to the Teldeniya Base Hospital, where he died of heart disease with acute COVID pneumonia and acute kidney damage on Sunday. An individual from Malabe died of acute kidney dysfunction, COVID pneumonia, high blood pressure, heart disease and chronic lung blockage on 2 May. The individual was 66 years old. The same day, a 52-year-old individual from Borella died while being admitted to the National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL). The cause of death was cited as acute respiratory distress syndrome, COVID pneumonia, heart disease, and diabetes.

A 69-year-old individual from Panadura also died on 2 May. According to the Department of Government Information, the individual died while being transferred from the Panadura Base Hospital to the Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital. The individual died of COVID pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome.

On 1 May, an individual from Divulapitiya died of COVID pneumonia after being transferred to the Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital from the Kegalle District General Hospital. The individual was 44 years old.

A 68-year-old individual from Negombo died the same day while receiving treatment at the Krishnapuram Treatment Centre in Kilinochchi. The cause of death is cited as acute COVID pneumonia and multi-organ dysfunction.

A 59-year-old individual from Nuwara Eliya also died on 1 May. The individual was receiving treatment at the private hospital in Colombo when he died of acute respiratory distress syndrome, COVID pneumonia, heart disease, and diabetes.

COVID-19 deaths that occurred on 30 April include that of a 79-year-old individual from Modara who died of COVID pneumonia, diabetes and high blood pressure while being admitted to the NHSL and a 77-year-old individual from Bulathsinhala who died of COVID pneumonia at the Horana Base Hospital.


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