525 infection and 3 deaths - SL nearing 50,000 cases
525 new coronavirus infected persons were identified yesterday (08) and 524 of them are associated with the Peliyagoda Covid cluster.
The Government Information Department stated that one person was a foreign seaman.
Accordingly, the total number of coronavirus infections in the country is 47,305.
Three deaths were reported yesterday.
01.The deceased was a 75 year old male from Colornbo 14. He was diagnosed as infected with Covid 19 virus at Colombo General Hospital and traniferred to Base Hospital Rambukkana and then to the IDH Hospital where he died on 08.01 .2021. The cause of death was mentioned as a stroke due to blood poisoning and Covid pneumonia.
02.The deceased was a 72 year old male from Rathnapura. He died on 07.01 .2021 on admission to the Teaching Hospital Rathnapura. The cause of death was Covid pneumonia.
03.The deceased was an 87 year old female from Horana. She died on 06.01 .2021 at her residence and the cause of death is mentioned, as lung infection and heart disease due to Covid-19.