Four COVID-19 deaths confirmed by health authorities

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alth authorities yesterday confirmed four COVID-19 deaths, bringing the country’s COVID-19 death toll to 343.

According to a statement issued by the Department of Government Information, three of the deaths occurred on Thursday, including that of a 63-year-old individual from Mattakkuliya, who was transferred from the National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL) to the Homagama Base Hospital, where she died of COVID pneumonia with trauma of blood poisoning and multi-organ dysfunction.

An 89-year-old individual from Nawala also passed away on Thursday. He was transferred from the Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, where he died of COVID pneumonia, kidney damage due to acute kidney disease, blood poisoning and trauma of blood poisoning, long-term heart disease and acute diabetes.

Health authorities also confirmed that an individual from Bagawanthalawa died of heart failure due to COVID pneumonia on Thursday. The individual was receiving treatment at the Dikoya Base Hospital, where he tested positive for COVID-19, and was transferred to the Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital, where he passed away at the age of 72.

On 2 February, a 75-year-old individual from Colombo 3 died of COVID pneumonia and high blood pressure at home.


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