The third coronavirus death has been reported in Sri Lanka, that of a 73 year-old patient.
The patient is said to be a resident of Maradana.
The patient had initially been admitted to the Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital where it was determined that he had contracted the virus.
He was then transferred to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (IDH) hospital in Angoda.
The Health Ministry said that he had died on admission to the IDH hospital.
The patient had been suffering from other medical complications, including diabetes. (Colombo Gazette)