Nineteen coronavirus related deaths were reported in Sri Lanka today, the highest number of deaths linked to the virus reported in a day in Sri Lanka.
The death toll from the virus in Sri Lanka has now risen to 764.
The latest victims include a female inmate of the Welikada Prison.
The Government said that one victim is a 63-year-old female resident of Sunandapura. She died at the Iranawila Covid treatment centre.
The second victim is a 75-year-old female resident of Ilavalai. She died at the Jaffna Teaching Hospital.
The third victim is a 60-year-old male resident in Kongahawela. She died at the Dambulla General Hospital.
The fourth victim is an 86-year-old male resident of Rathmalana. He died at the Colombo National Hospital.
The fifth victim is a 54-year-old female resident of Dehiaththakandiya. She died at the Badulla General Hospital.
The sixth victim is a 72-year-old male resident of Mailagasthenna, Badulla. He died at the Badulla General Hospital.
The seventh victim is a 72-year-old female resident of Wadduwa. She died while receiving treatment at the Kothalawala Defence University Hospital.
The eighth victim is a 53-year-old male resident of Colombo 03. He died while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Colombo.
The ninth victim is a 68 year old male resident of Raddolugama. He died while recieving treatment at the chest hospital in Welisara.
The 10th victim is a 45-year-old female resident of Ragama. She died at the Minuwangoda Base Hospital.
The other victims are a 68-year-old female inmate of the Welikada prison, an 82-year-old male resident of Poddala, a 50-year-old male resident of Alapaladeniya, a 65-year-old male resident of Poddala, an 80-year-old female resident of Angulugaha, a 65-year-old female resident of Hikkaduwa, a 74-year-old male resident of Agulugaha, a 75-year-old male resident of Hawaeliya and a 76-year-old male resident of Anuradhapura. (Colombo Gazette)