Three more deaths from COVID-19; death toll at 194

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Three more deaths have brought Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll to 194 by yesterday, the Director-General of Health Services confirmed.

Two males and a female have succumbed to the virus in this manner, according to a report by the Government Information Department.

A 90-year-old man from Dharga Town has died upon admittance to the Kalutara District Hospital on December 24. The cause of death has been determined as COVID-19 related blood poisoning and a cardiac arrest caused by high blood pressure.

An 83-year-old man residing in Theldeniya had been transferred to the Theldeniya Base Hospital from the Kandy Hospital, where he had died from COVID-19 pneumonia and severe kidney disease. His death has occurred yesterday.

A 57-year-old female resident of Kalutara South has passed away on December 22 from blood poisoning caused by the COVID-19 infection. She had died upon admittance to the Kalutara District Hospital.

More COVID-19 cases bring total count to 41,603

The Government Information Department reports that another 164 persons have tested positive for novel coronavirus in the country.

Reportedly, all new cases are close contacts of Covid-19 infected patients from the Peliyagoda cluster.

Accordingly, a total of 530 new cases of the virus have been reported thus far today (28).

The tally of cases from the Minuwangoda, Peliyagoda and prisons clusters has thereby increased to 37,890.

The total number of Covid-19 cases reported in the country so far is 41,603 while total recoveries stand at 33,221.

Presently 8,188 infected patients are under treatment.

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