Sri Lanka Coronavirus deaths rise to 41, another home death, 430 new Covid-19 cases

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka has found 05 Coronavirus deaths including a resident of an elders’ home taking the total to 41 and confirmed another 430 new Covid-19 cases on November 10, with 5,137 active cases in hospital, official data showed.

The state information office said a 48-year old chronic cancer sufferer from Ragama had died at his home.

Several elderly persons had died at home from Coronavirus and health authorities are insisting that there is no community transmission including in areas of Colombo and Gampaha, which are now under lockdown.

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Sri Lanka’s anti-Covid-19 task force chief General Shavendra Silva said some of the deaths have come from some flats in Colombo which are under strict lockdown.

With 11,333 cases confirmed in the current wave, 28 have died, which is a mortality rate of 0.24 percent, with 5,137 still in hospital or treatment centres.

Sri Lanka’s Government Medical Officer’s Association had called for a full review of deaths to develop further action.

Earlier in the day the state information office said a 51-year old male resident of an elders’ home in Rajagiriya had died after admission being admitted to the National Hospital in Colombo on November 7.

This is the first known Covid-19 linked death from an elders’ home. In many countries Coronavirus had devastated residents of elders’ homes and care homes.

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A 45-year-old male resident of Colombo 10 had been admitted to hospital on October 23 and passed away in hospital. He had died of a lung infection.

A 63-year old female resident of Udugampola, Gamapaha who had been admitted to the Gampaha District Hospital on November 09 had died.

An unidentified (55-60-year-old) male had been presented for a post-mortem on November 10. He had been found to be infected with Covid -19.

On November 10, 356 new Covid-19 cases were confirmed taking the confirmed total to 14,715. About 5,137 was in hospital. (Colombo/Nov10/2020)

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