Another patient who tested positive for the Coronavirus has died today, marking the 16th death reported in Sri Lanka due to COVID-19.
The Department of Government Information confirmed that the deceased has is a 70-year-old male from Colombo 02 area.
This bring the number of fatalities in Sri Lanka from the COVID-19 outbreak to 16.
Total Confirmed Cases -7,872
Active Cases – 4,053
New Cases for the day – 351
Observation in hospitals – 537
Recovered & Discharged – 3,803
Total Deaths – 16
Just yesterday Sri Lanka recorded its 15th coronavirus related death. The victim was a 56-year-old heart patient from Kuliyapitiya.
Also last week Sri Lanka recorded its 14th coronavirus related death.
A 50-year-old woman from Kuliyapitiya died while receiving treatment at the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) in Angoda.
The woman had reportedly been suffering from pneumonia and a heart condition at the time she contracted the virus.
Sri Lanka recorded its 13th coronavirus related death on 14th September.