Four new Covid-19 deaths take total to 94

Four new Covid-19 deaths take total to 94

November 24, 2020   10:02 pm

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Four new Covid-19 related deaths have been reported in Sri Lanka, the Director-General of Health Services confirmed a short while ago.

One of the victims is a 74-year-old male from Ginigathhena area. Reports revealed that he passed away on November 22 while receiving treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Ragama Teaching Hospital. The cause of death was cited as multi-organ dysfunction due to complications of diarrhea induced by Covid-19 infection.

The second victim, a 54-year-old male from Siyambalape South who was under treatment at the Colombo National Hospital has died on November 22. The death was ruled as a result of coronavirus infection and chronic kidney disease.

A resident of Colombo 05 area, a woman aged 73 also died of Covid-19 infection earlier today. She was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital after testing positive for the virus and was later transferred to the Homagama Base Hospital. Covid-19 pneumonia was determined as the cause of death.

The fourth victim was identified as a 42-year-old male from Atulugama area in Bandaragama. According to reports, he was transferred to the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) from Panadura Base Hospital. He has died of complications of Covid-19 infection, chronic liver disease and encephalitis.

Following the new developments, Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 death toll now stands at 94.

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