Eight new COVID victims bring death toll to 655
Posted on April 27th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

Eight more COVID-related deaths were confirmed in Sri Lanka on Tuesday (April 27), says the Director-General of Health Services.

The latest coronavirus victims have pushed the country’s death toll from the pandemic to 655.

According to the Government Information Department, the details of the deceased are as follows:

01. A 62-year-old man from Polgolla area: He died while receiving treatment at the Kandy National Hospital on April 23. The cause of death was recorded as COVID pneumonia.

02. A 45-year-old man from Hettipola area: After testing positive for the virus, he was transferred from Kurunegala Teaching Hospital to Kandy National Hospital where he died on April 25. COVID pneumonia was recorded as the cause of death.

03. A 53-year-old man from Matugama area: He died on April 25 due to COVID pneumonia and multiorgan failure cause by sepsis. He was under medical care at the Kalutara General Hospital.

04. A 56-year-old man from Nugegoda area: He died on April 26 while receiving treatment at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID). He fell victim to respiratory failure due to COVID infection, sepsis, diabetes, hypertension and asthma.

05. A 76-year-old man from Pannipitiya area: He was moved from Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital to Homagama Base Hospital after testing positive for the virus. He died on April 26 as a result of COVID pneumonia.

06. A 48-year-old man from Ambagahapelessa area: He was under medical care at the Theldeniya Base Hospital before being transferred to Kandy National Hospital upon testing positive for the virus. he passed away on April 22 due to COVID pneumonia.

07. A 73-year-old woman from Wattala area: She was moved to Pimbura Base Hospital after testing positive for coronavirus at the Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital. She died on April 27 after suffering from COVID pneumonia.

08. A 57-year-old man from Sri Jayewardenepura area: He fell victim to COVID pneumonia and sepsis on April 27 while receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo.

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