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Sri Lanka Confirms 5 more COVID-19 deaths – death toll up to 29

Five COVID-19 related deaths have been recorded in the country today increasing the coronavirus death toll to 29.

The deaths were confirmed by Director General of Health Services Dr. Asela Gunaratne.

A 46-year-old male, a resident of Colombo 2, passed away at the Pimbura Base Hospital yesterday.

The individual was identified as a long-term kidney disease related patient.

Meanwhile a 68-year-old female, a resident of Wellampitiya, was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital with chest pains and passed away last evening.

She was confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19.

Furthermore, a 58-year-old female, a resident of Colombo 12, also suffered chest pains and was confirmed to have passed away at her residence.

She tested positive for COVID-19 during the PCR test conducted at the post-mortem examination.

A 73-year-old female, a resident of Colombo 14, who suffered from chronic lung illnesses passed away at her residence and was confirmed to have contracted COVID-19.

Meanwhile a 74-year-old male, passed away due to a heart attack at his residence while the post-mortem examination revealed he had contracted coronavirus.

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