SL Covid-19 death toll climbs to 520

Friday, 12 March 2021

The Director General of Health Services has confirmed 05 more Covid-19 related deaths, increasing the death toll due to the virus in the country to 520.

01. The deceased is a 56-year-old female resident from Nawalapitiya. She was diagnosed as infected with Covid-19 virus while undergoing treatments at District Hospital Nawalapitiya and transferred to Base Hospital Theldeniya and again to the District Hospital Nawalapitiya where she died on March 08. The cause of death is mentioned as pneumonia and Covid infection.

02. The deceased is a 63-year-old female resident from Angulana. She was diagnosed as infected with Covid-19 while undergoing treatments at General Hospital Colombo and transferred to Base Hospital Mulleriyawa where she died on March 09. The cause of death is mentioned as blood poisoning shock, heart disease and Covid infection.

03. The deceased is an 80-year-old female resident from Maththegoda. She died on March 11 while undergoing treatments at Base Hospital Homagama. The cause of death is mentioned as Covid-19 pneumonia.

04. The deceased is a 67-year-old male resident from Bibila. He was diagnosed as infected with Covid 19 while undergoing treatments at Base Hospital Hambanthota and transferred to Base Hospital Homagama where he died on March 11. The cause of death is mentioned as pneumonia and Covid infection.

05. The deceased is a 68-year-old male resident from Dehiwala. He was diagnosed as infected with Covid 19 while undergoing treatments at Colombo South Teaching Hospital and transferred to IDH hospital where he died on March 11. The cause of death is mentioned as Covid-19 pneumonia.