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Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 death toll tops 100 with 08 new fatalities


Nov 28, 2020 12:08 am    Views: 54

Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 death toll tops 100 with 08 new fatalities

Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 death toll moved past the grim milestone of 100 today (27) following the reports of 08 new deaths.

According to the Government Information Department, all of the victims have been reported within the Colombo District and five of them were determined as home deaths.

The details of the deceased are as follows:

One of the victims is an 87-year-old woman, who succumbed to the virus on Monday (23) while at her home in Colombo 13. The immediate cause of death was identified as a heart attack induced by Covid-19 infection.

A 54-year-old woman from Dematagoda area, who was while battling cancer, has died of Covid-19 pneumonia today. She had been transferred to the Homagama Base Hospital from Apeksha Hospital in Maharagama.

A woman, aged 78, also died of a heart attack induced by Covid-19 infection. According to reports, she had passed away on Wednesday (25) at her home in Maradana area.

Another woman, a 58-year-old from Maligawatte, has died on Friday (26) of a heart attack caused by Covid-19 infection. Reports revealed that she had been suffering from chronic renal disease. This was also recorded as a home death.

A 36-year-old man residing in Colombo 15 has also died of a heart attack triggered by novel coronavirus. He was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital after testing positive for the virus and was later transferred to the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH). The cause of death was determined as chronic lung disease and Covid-19 infection.

Meanwhile, an 83-year-old man, infected with Covid-19 died of a heart attack on Thursday (26) while at his home in Colombo 02 area.

Another man, who as of age 69, has passed away on Wednesday (25) at his home in Colombo 13 area. His immediate cause of death was cited as Covid-19 pneumonia.

In addition, an inmate at the Magazine Prison in Colombo has also fallen victim to the virus infection. The 70-year-old had died on Wednesday (25) while receiving treatment at the prison hospital. Kidney infection exacerbated by Covid-19 has been recorded as the cause of death. 

Thereby, total deaths from the virus outbreak in Sri Lanka now stand at 107.

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