09 people died of COVID-19 on Saturday (21) – Death toll rises to 83

The Director-General of Health Services confirmed the death toll in Sri Lanka accordingly rose to 83 on Saturday (21) .

All 9 deaths reported from Colombo district.

4 deaths were reported in the national hospital while 2 were in IDH hospital. 3 deaths were reported at their respective houses.

Press release regarding the deaths of the 9 Covid-19 victims

The details of the victims are as given in the press release;

01. A 57-year-old male from Colombo 02 who passed away at the National Hospital in Colombo. The cause of death was ruled as COVID-19 related pneumonia and shock.

02. A 65-year-old male from Wellampitiya who passed away at the National Hospital in Colombo. The cause of death was ruled as High Blood Pressure, Diabetes and COVID-19 infection.

03. An 89-year-old male from Dematagoda who passed away at the National Hospital in Colombo. The cause of death was ruled as COVID-19 related pneumonia.

04. A 48-year-old female from Colombo 10 who passed away at her residence. The cause of death was ruled as COVID-19 infection resulting in cardiac arrest.

05. A 72-year-old male from Colombo 10 who passed away at his residence. The cause of death was ruled as Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and COVID-19 infection resulting in cardiac arrest.

06. A 69-year-old female from Colombo 13 who passed away at her residence. The cause of death was ruled as COVID-19 infection resulting in cardiac arrest.

07. A 76-year-old male from Wellawatte who was identified as a COVID-19 infected person at the National Hospital in Colombo and was transferred to the Mulleriyawa Base Hospital for treatment where he passed away. The cause of death was ruled as COVID-19 related pneumonia, bacterial infection and shock.

08. A 75-year-old female from Wellampitiya who was identified as a COVID-19 infected person at the National Hospital in Colombo and was transferred to the Homagama Base Hospital for treatment where she passed away. The cause of death was ruled as COVID-19 infection and exacerbated pneumonia.

09. A 76-year old female who was identified as a COVID-19 infected person at a Private Hospital in Colombo and was transferred to IDH for treatment where she passed away. The cause of death was ruled as COVID-19 pneumonia and blood infection.