Sri Lanka confirms 07 new COVID-19 deaths
Posted on February 14th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

Total COVID-19 deaths reported in Sri Lanka climbed to 397 on Sunday (February 14) as seven more persons were confirmed to have fallen victim to the virus.

According to the Department of Government Information, one of the deceased is an 85-year-old man from Gothatuwa area. He was transferred from a private hospital in Colombo to National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID) where he passed away today. The cause of death was cited as COVID-19 pneumonia, blood poisoning and kidney disease.

A 72-year-old female from Angoda area also died today due to shock from blood poisoning, COVID-19 pneumonia and complications of kidney disease. According to reports, she was transferred from Colombo National Hospital to Homagama Base Hospital after testing positive for the virus.

Meanwhile, a 65-year-old woman from Kurunegala succumbed to the virus on Saturday (February 13). She was receiving treatment at Teaching Hospital in Kurunegala before being transferred to the Homagama Base Hospital. The cause of death was reported as acute liver failure with Covid-19 virus and blood poisoning.

Further, a 60-year-old woman who was residing in Mahawela died on February 11 while receiving treatment at the Matale District Hospital. She has fallen victim to hart infection, heart failure and Covid-19 pneumonia.

Another woman, 82, from Peradeniya also died of novel coronavirus infection on February 11. She had been under medical care at Theldeniya Base Hospital at the time of her passing. The cause of death was recorded as acute blood poisoning with Covid-19 infection.

A 51-year-old woman from Gampola is also among the most recent Covid-19 related fatalities. She passed away on Saturday (February 13) while being treated at the Theldeniya Base Hospital for Covid-19 pneumonia.

The last victim, is a 79-year-old woman from Jaffna who fell victim to acute Covid-19 pneumonia on January 28. She was under medical care at the Theldeniya Base Hospital, the Government Information Department said.

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