According to health officials in Sri Lanka, two people died on Thursday as a result of COVID -19, bringing the total number of people who have died from the virus to 593.
According to the Director General of Health Services, the following deaths were caused by COVID -19 virus infection, bringing the total number of COVID -19-related deaths in Sri Lanka to 593.
The deceased is a 70 year old male resident in Dehiwela. He was diagnosed as infected with Covid 19 virus while undergoing treatments at Colombo South Teaching Hospital and transferred to National Institute of Infectious Diseases where he died on April 08. The cause of death is mentioned as blood poisoning shock, high blood pressure and COVID Pneumonia.
The deceased is a 79 year old female resident in Kondavil. She died on April 08 while undergoing treatments at Teaching Hospital Jaffna. The cause of death is mentioned as chronic kidney disease exacerbated due to COVID, blood poisoning, COVID Pneumonia, urinary tract infection and diabetes.