Covid death total exceed 200
Posted on December 31st, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News

05 more COVID- 19, deaths have been reported increasing COVID- 19, death toll in Sri Lanka to 204.

There were only 20 deaths as at end of October. During the last two months there have been 184 deaths reported.

A male, aged 72, a resident of Dharga town passed away while receiving treatment at the General Hospital Nagoda in Kalutara. The cause of death was cited as blood poisoning and Covid-19 infection exacerbated by diabetes. 

A 59-year-old male from Homagama who was under medical care at the Ambanpola District Hospital and was transferred to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID) after testing positive for the virus passed away today (31) of Covid-19 pneumonia and severe lung infection.

A 61-year-old female who was residing in Colombo 05. She was transferred from University Hospital of General Sir John Kotelawala Defense University to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID) upon testing positive for the virus. The cause of death was recorded as an infection in the liver and Covid-10 pneumonia.

A 46-year-old man from Galewela area died on admission to Galewela District Hospital.

A 75-year-old male from Pelmadulla area fell victim to the virus while receiving treatment at the Ratnapura Teaching Hospital yesterday (30). The cause of death was recorded as Covid-19 infection, blood poisoning and lung infection.

The last two months have been the most difficult months for Sri Lanka in its measures to control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. 90% of deaths and 75% of all covid infected cases have been reported in these two months. 

There has been an increase of 40% in the cases reported in December compared to November in spite of November reporting more than 50% of all cases at the time. 

Apart from the cases moving beyond Western province in to the other areas, the number of cases and deaths reported in these two months (Nov & Dec) have been alarmingly high.

32,039 patients and 184 deaths have been reported in the months of November and December. This is 75% of all cases reported in Sri Lanka since the first case was reported and 90% of all deaths. 

18,715 patients and 86 deaths have been reported in December. 

13,324 patients and 98 deaths have been reported in November. 

From January to 31 October 10,663 infected persons were reported along with 20 deaths. 

The first case of the virus was confirmed in Sri Lanka on 27 January 2020, after a 44-year-old Chinese woman from Hubei Province in China was admitted to the National Institute of Infection Diseases. 

On 3 March 2020, the first reported case involving a Sri Lankan origin outside Sri Lanka was reported in Italy.

On 10 March, the first Sri Lankan local national tested positive for COVID-19, a 52-year-old tour guide working with a group of Italians. 

On 28 March, first Coronavirus patient died in Sri Lanka. A 60-year-old patient, from Marawila, who also had a kidney transplant and had a history of diabetes and high blood pressure.

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