9 COVID deaths recorded; death toll up to 83

2020-11-22 at 05:11

Nine coronavirus related deaths were reported yesterday increasing the death toll in Sri Lanka to 83.

The Government Information Department said the first visit was identified as a 57-year-old male, a resident of Colombo 2, who passed away at the Colombo National Hospital with pneumonia caused by COVID-19 infection.

The second victim was identified as a 65-year-old male from Wellampitiya who died owing high blood pressure, diabetes and COVID-19 infection while at the Colombo National Hospital.

The third COVID-19 victim also passed away at the Colombo National Hospital.

He was identified as an 89-year-old male with the cause of death determined as coronavirus pneumonia.

Another individual, a 48-year-old female passed away at her residence in Colombo 10 as a result of diabetes, high blood pressure and COVID-19 infection that resulted in a heart attack.

Meanwhile the sixth COVID-19 death was that of a 69-year-old female from Colombo 13, who passed away owing to a heart attack caused by COVID-19 while at her residence.

Furthermore, a 76-year-old a resident of Wellawatte passed away owing to pneumonia aggravated by COVID-19.

He was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital and was transferred to the Colombo East Base Hospital after being identified as a COVID-19 positive patient where he passed away.

The Government Information Department said the eighth coronavirus visit was a 75-year-old female of Wellampitiya who also succumbed to pneumonia exacerbated by COVID-19.

She was initially admitted to the Colombo National Hospital and was transferred to the Homagama Base Hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus.

The ninth COVID-19 case, a 76-year-old female succumbed to the virus at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases as a result of pneumonia and blood poisoning.