The eight deaths took the coronavirus death toll in Sri Lanka to 240 today, the Government Information Department said.
Of the eight deaths, one man was an inmate of the Welikada prison. The 52-year-old man died on admission to the Welikada Prison hospital.
The second victim is a 61-year-old man from Rajagiriya. He died on admission to a private hospital. A PCR test confirmed he was infected.
The third victim is a 45-year-old man from Mattakuliya who died while receiving treatment at the Colombo National Hospital. Tests confirmed he died of complications linked to the coronavirus.
The fourth victim is a 36-year-old woman from Colombo 12. She died on admission to the Colombo National Hospital.
The fifth victim is a 51-year-old man from Colombo 14. He was transferred to the Homagama Base Hospital from the Colombo National Hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus. He died while receiving treatment at the Homagama Base Hospital.
The sixth victim is a 70-year-old woman from Bandaragama. She died while receiving treatment at the Homagama Base Hospital.
The seventh victim is a 67-year-old man from Kalutara while the eighth victim is a 57-year-old man from Kattankudy. Both people died while receiving treatment in hospital. (Colombo Gazette)