First death in Sri Lanka from coronavirus

The first death from the coronavirus in Sri Lanka was reported today, the Health Ministry said.

A 60-year-old man who was receiving treatment at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (IDH) in Angoda, died today.

Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe said in a statement that the man was a diabetic patient and had also undergone kidney transplant.

Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus patients in Sri Lanka rose to 113 late this evening.

The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said the total number of patients infected with Covid-19 stood at 110 this evening.

However, three others were later confirmed with the virus, taking the number to 113 late this evening. (Colombo Gazette)

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