Akkaraipattu resident becomes latest coronavirus victim

A resident of Akkaraipattu has become the latest coronavirus victim in Sri Lanka.

The Government Information Department said that a 54-year-old man from Akkaraipattu had died as a result of the coronavirus, taking the death toll in Sri Lanka to 186.

The latest victim had been transferred from the Akkaraipattu Base Hospital to the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus.

He died while receiving treatment at the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital. (Colombo Gazette)