The death toll due to the coronavirus in Sri Lanka has increased to 40.
The Ministry of Health today reported the deaths of four more Covid patients from Rajagiriya, and the Colombo and Gampaha districts.
Issuing a statement, the Ministry said that one victim was a 51 –year-old man residing in an apartment complex in Rajagiriya. The man had been admitted to the National Hospital in Colombo on Saturday (07) and had died while receiving treatment. The cause of death has been reported as Covid Pneumonia.
The second victim has been identified as a 45-year-old male from Colombo-10. He had been admitted to the Colombo National Hospital on the 23rd of October and had died while receiving treatment at the hospital. The cause of death has been reported as an illness he was suffering from before contracting the coronavirus.
The Health Ministry said the third victim is a 63-year-old woman from Udugampola in Gampaha. She was admitted to the Gampaha District hospital yesterday (09) and had died while being treated. The cause of death has been identified as Covid pneumonia.
The fourth victim has been reported as a man between 55-66 years of age. The body of the man had been placed in hospital on Saturday (08) for a post mortem examination to be conducted. The post mortem examination had confirmed that the man had contracted the coronavirus.
Earlier today, the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) accused the Government of concealing the actual figure of deaths reported due to COVID-19 in Sri Lanka.
SJB MP Harin Fernando told Colombo Gazette that four deaths were reported from Rajagiriya, and the Gampaha and Kurunegala districts last night, but have not been announced or added to the total death toll in Sri Lanka as of this morning.
The total number of COVID-19 patients in Sri Lanka stands at 14,285, with 4,712 patients under medical care, and 9,537 patients having been discharged after complete recovery as of today. (Colombo Gazette)