Nine more including 33-year-old die of COVID-19
Posted on May 1st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll reached 687 on Saturday (May 01) as nine persons succumbed to the virus infection, the Director-General of Health Services confirmed.

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

01. A 65-year-old man from Karandana area: He died on April 29 while receiving treatment at the Horana Base Hospital. The cause of death was identified as COVID chest infection and chronic liver disease.

02. A 72-year-old man from Avissawella area: After being diagnosed with novel coronavirus, he was transferred from Kopay Treatment Centre to Jaffna Teaching Hospital where he died on April 30. Acute coronary syndrome and heart failure along with COVID infection were identified as the cause of death.

03. A 75-year-old man from Ruwanwella area: He was first admitted to the Wathupitiwala Base Hospital and then moved to Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital. He was later transferred to Homagama Base Hospital after testing positive for the virus. He died on April 28 due to COVID pneumonia.

04. A 66-year-old woman from Devalagama area: She passed away on April 30 while receiving treatment at Homagama Base Hospital. The death was caused by respiratory failure due to COVID infection.

05. A 79-year-old man from Mawanella area: He was diagnosed with novel coronavirus while receiving treatment at the Warakapola Base Hospital and was later moved to Theldeniya Base Hospital where he died on April 30. The cause of death is severe COVID pneumonia with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes mellitus and hypertension.

06. A 33-year-old youth from Yakwila area: He was transferred from Ambanpola Treatment Centre to Theldeniya Base Hospital after testing positive for the virus. He died on April 30 due to severe COVID pneumonia and acute kidney injury with newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus.

07. A 57-year-old man from Walapane area: After being diagnosed with novel coronavirus, he was transferred from Rikillagaskada Base Hospital to Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) where he succumbed to COVID pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome and sepsis on April 30.

08. A 68-year-old man from Ratnapura area: He was tested positive for the virus at Ratnapura Teaching Hospital and was later moved to the IDH. He fell victim to the sepsis shock, COVID pneumonia, acute kidney injury, diabetes mellitus and hypertension on May 01.

09. A 69-year-old man from Kuliyapitiya area: He died on April 30 while suffering from COVID pneumonia, kidney injury and chronic kidney disease. He was under medical care at the Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital at the time of his death. He had been transferred from Kuliyapitiya Teaching Hospital after being diagnosed with the virus infection.


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