COVID: 32 new victims take death toll to 1,210
Posted on May 23rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

Sri Lanka has registered 32 more victims of COVID-19, Director-General of Health Services confirmed Sunday (May 23).

Official data showed that latest fatalities have moved the country’s death toll to 1,210.

Five of the deaths took place today and the 27 other victims have succumbed to the virus infection today while the rest between the period of April 23 – May 22, the Department of Government Information stated.

The deceased were identified as residents of Matale, Negombo, Kotugoda, Narangoda, Hasalaka, Galle, Badulla, Panadura, Kaleliya, Alawwa, Polonnaruwa, Kalutara South, Bogahakumbura, Imaduwa, Mawanella, Kattankudy, Katukithula, Enderamulla, Hawaeliya, Hatton, Pannipitiya, Maharagama, Minuwangoda, Kalawana, Ruwanwella, Mathugama and Nugegoda areas.

Reportedly, fourteen victims in total were aged above 71 years. Nine victims were in the age group of 61-70 years while three were aged between 51-60 years. Five victims were in their forties and the remaining victim was a 28-year-old male.

COVID pneumonia and complications from chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart diseases have been identified as the cause of death of the victims.

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