Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll rises by 4
Posted on November 7th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana

Sri Lanka has reported four more coronavirus-related deaths thus hiking the country’s death toll to 34, the Department of Government Information confirmed.

According to the Director-General of Health Services, Dr. Asela Gunawardena, 03 females, and one male had succumbed to the virus in this manner.

One of the deceased is identified as a 42-year-old woman from the Maligawatte area who had passed away at home. Reportedly, she had been ailing from a chronic heart condition in addition to COVID-19.

The next victim is also a resident of the Maligawatte area. She had been suffering from a number of chronic illnesses. When her conditions had escalated she had been admitted to the Colombo National Hospital where she succumbed to her ailments. The cause of death is reported as the worsening of a pneumonia condition due to COVID-19.

A third woman from Ganemulla, aged 88 years, has succumbed to sepsis caused by COVID-19 related pneumonia. She had been identified as a close contact of the Minuwangoda cluster patient and had been undergoing quarantine before being admitted to the Laggala Pallegama Hospital. However, with the worsening of her conditions, she had been transferred to the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) where she passed away.

The remaining victim is a 67-year-old male from Wellampitiya. He, who also suffered from chronic illnesses, had been ailing from fever over a number of days. Subsequently, he had passed away from COVID-19 related pneumonia at his home.

One Response to “Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll rises by 4”

  1. aloy Says:

    Dr. Jayaruwan Bandara in a statement released to the media is predicting a disasterous situation approaching our country. I have great respect for him as an achiever or go getter looking at the way he had conducted affairs in the MRI. However to me his latest statement defies any logic.

    This corona virus is such a mysterious thing that even experts like Dr. Anthony Fouci of US has now taken a back seat in the scheme of things. According to Dr. Bandara the period near February will be most critical for us. He had not made his prediction on any rational basis.

    The best way to make any prediction of the behaviour of the Covid is to see how such pandemics have affected the mankind in the past centuries. It appears, according to reports, that in the past two centuries it has lasted for about three years. Perhaps within these periods new strains of the same type emerged as it has happened during current Covid-19 It may have appeared in November last year from Wuhan (the meat eating capital) wet market from bats.

    And our own J’pura uni researchers have found that the version that is devastating our country now is a much more virulent type now spreading in Denmark. It was in yesterdays news that Denmark is culling many millions of Bandicoots (mukatiyas) they are farming for fur industry. This new version seems to be spreading more than two or three levels but may be giving us herd immunity at the same time. The March to May period is particularly a good period for the people of this region. We have Sinhala new year and the ASEAN Buddhists people have Sonkran. Perhaps it will become a little weak during that period as it did this year and may become a little stronger again in November and vanish there after. So, this is my two cents worth.
    To be forewarned is to be forearmed. But the question is who brought it to Minuwangoda or Peliyagoda?. Was it another foreign sponsored event like the Pasku Praharaya to make SL vulnerable and economically weak?.

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