COVID: 21 more victims move death toll to 962
Posted on May 16th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll saw an uptick today (May 16) as the Director-General of Health Services confirmed 21 more victims.

As per official data, new fatalities have moved the total to 962.

The deaths were reported from Anuradhapura, Motaruwa, Mirigama, Nebada, Badulla, Bulathsinhala, Imaduwa, Muruthgahamula, Ingiriya, Gelioya, Jaffna, Handapangoda, Habaraduwa, Emibilipitiya, Nakiyadeniya, Galle, Kadawatha, Mahaiyawa, Hali-Ela and Kalutara South areas.

Among the deceased is a 37-year-old from Badulla. He had been transferred from Bandarawela Hospital to General Hospital in Badulla where he died today due to septic shock with multiorgan failure, COVID pneumonia, pulmonary edema and diabetes.

COVID pneumonia was identified as a cause of death of majority of the victims, according to reports.

COVID-19 Deaths Confirmed on 2021-05-17 by Adaderana Online on Scribd

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