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Four more succumb to Covid-19; toll mounts to 34

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Four more persons succumbed to the coronavirus taking the death toll to 34, the Government Information Department said.

It said three females aged 42,69, 88 and males aged 67 are among the victims of Covid-19.

They were residents of Maligawatte, Wellampitiya and Ganemulla respectively.

The 42-year old female and 67 two-year-old were reported dead at their residences while the other two patients succumbed to coronavirus on admission to the National Hospital, Colombo and the Laggala Pallegama District Hospital.

Three of them died due to Covid-19 pneumonia condition while another died due to the infection of the virus along with a heart attack. 

Deceased individuals' details

1. The deceased is a 42-year old female from Maligawatta, Colombo 10. She has a long history of heart disease. She died at her home and the cause of death is mentioned as Covid-19 infection with heart disease.

2. The deceased is a 69-year old female from Maligawatta, Colombo 10. She had been suffering from a number of chronic diseases. Due to exacerbation of those diseases she has admitted to the National Hospital Colombo where she died. The cause of death is defined as an exacerbation of pneumonia due to Covid-19 infection.

3. The deceased is a 67-year old male from Wellampitiya. He had been suffering from a number of chronic diseases. He had been suffering from fever for a few days before he died at home. The cause of death is defined as an exacerbation of pneumonia due to Covid-19 infection.

4. The deceased is an 88-year old female from Ganemulla. She is a close associate of an infected person reported from Minuwangoda. During the quarantine, she was identified as an infected and was admitted to the Laggala Pallegama Hospital. She was transferred to the Angoda Infectious Disease Hospital due to an exacerbation of her illness and died there. The Cause of death is Covid pneumonia and Blood poisoning.(Sheain Fernandopulle)

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  • Moorthy Badulla Saturday, 07 November 2020 09:39 PM

    Better to keep the WP closed for a few days more because it seems that situation is worsening with more and more deaths are being reported from homes sending alarms still covid 19 infected still at large.

    Saranapala Saturday, 07 November 2020 10:13 PM

    Is your grandfather going to run the economy and give our children to eat and pay our house rents and bank loans and utility bills? You must be someone earning a monthly salary I guess.

    Michael Ranasinghe Saturday, 07 November 2020 10:26 PM

    Closing the province is not going to reduce Covid .. the idiots who 6.9 voted for were told to test test test since April .. they were more keen on vote vote vote .. now pay the price

    Dr.Siri Saturday, 07 November 2020 09:48 PM

    How come very few died at the beginning of the pandemic when the treatment was uncertain and now more deaths after knowing the pathophysiology of Covid 19.

    Sachi Kuhananthan, MD Saturday, 07 November 2020 10:20 PM

    I think the increased deaths are due to increase in the number of cases. Starting on high dose vitamin D3, 10 thousand units on day one and two followed by three thousand units daily for 28 days, will prevent most of these deaths. Also Dexamethasone 6 mg daily for 10 days should be provided to all ICU patients to reduce the mortality by 30 percent.

    julious Saturday, 07 November 2020 10:35 PM

    Pure and Simple answer is Viral load.

    Doubt Saturday, 07 November 2020 09:55 PM

    All those are dying seems to be not dying due to corona but they are already having some other ailments. It means people with no other decease are safe with corona?

    Jeyaratne Saturday, 07 November 2020 09:57 PM

    The President should have the balls to address the nation because what has happened is a criminal act involving India and the Brandix. We are facing the biggest threat since the LTTE terrorists were destroyed in 2009. The biology of the virus currently circulating is different from what we have had so far, which is perplexing.

    Sachi Kuhananthan, MD Saturday, 07 November 2020 10:14 PM

    I have noticed several people dying at home. Patients with covid-19 pneumonia, may not experience shortness of breath despite having a severe pneumonia and may decide to stay home rather than going to hospital. This could explain the several deaths at home. A pulse oximeter, if available can detect oxygen saturation and prevent these deaths. The pulse oximeter is available on Amazon for about about 30 thousand rupees. The government should provide these instruments to all health care workers. It takes less than 5 minutes to learn how to use it and police officers and others who work in the community should carry one.

    lal Saturday, 07 November 2020 11:07 PM

    Oximeters are just Indian Rupees 2000 in their Amazon. Our people were never given proper medical advice. Pity the victims. RIP.

    Robin Saturday, 07 November 2020 10:18 PM

    Innocent lives,who is responsible for this situation,stop talking please resolve.

    kumar Saturday, 07 November 2020 10:42 PM

    Deaths may be aggravated by isolation and starvation as well lack of medical care, There is a possibility in the absence of tests on the community the infected persons are very much more. Therefore it may be better to open the WP for normal life but prevent movement out of it and treat non critical patients at home by a mixture of ayurvedic and western through visits and online communication. It may be too late to prevent spreading of infection in WP but immunity and resistance may be increased.

    Em Saturday, 07 November 2020 11:31 PM

    Nana's are dying in numbers

    Humble Servent Monday, 09 November 2020 05:06 PM

    Death is certain And life is not.

    Nimal Sunday, 08 November 2020 12:25 AM

    Sachi Kuhanathan MD, please don’t try to tell us as if you have a solution to this crisis, all what you say is accessible from internet whether they are facts or fiction. The crux of the matter is the doctors have no scientific understanding of this problem, and the whole world is waiting for the Scientists to come up with the vaccine. In the West not hundreds but thousands are dying in the so called “Prestigious Hospitals “ and the doctors are hopelessly clueless to stop the deaths. This Covid tragedy has e posed the doctors as “ ARTIFICIALLY HYPED UP SIMPLETONS WHO HAVE FOOLED US AS EXPERTS “.


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