A three-month old infant from Waththegama is among the latest victims of the coronavirus in Sri Lanka.
The child had died while undergoing treatment at the Kandy National Hospital.
The cause of death is mentioned as Covid pneumonia and multi organ dysfunction.
Sri Lanka had confirmed 26 coronavirus related deaths yesterday (Monday), the highest number of deaths recorded in a day as a result of the pandemic in the country.
The Government said that the total number of deaths in Sri Lanka linked to the virus rose to 827.
Of the latest victims, one is a 66 year old female resident of Galle. She died at her residence and the cause of death is mentioned as Covid pneumonia.
The second victim is a 36-year-old male resident of Hettipola. He died at the Theldeniya Base Hospital.
The other victims are a 72-year-old female resident of Pallewela, a 76-year-old male resident of Kandy, an 80-year-old female resident of Mathugama, a 65-year-old male resident of Padukka, a 64-year-old male resident of Nebada, a 91-year-old female resident of Jaffna, an 88-year-old male resident of Jaffna, a 71-year-old male resident of Meegahagoda, a 73-year-old male resident of Kalutara, a 45-year-old female resident of Akuressa, a 56-year-old male resident of Moronthuduwa, a 65-year-old male resident of Kalutara and a 94-year-old female resident of Anuradhapura.
The Government Information Department said that an 86-year-old male resident of Colombo 06, an 84 year-old-female resident of Kaluaggala, an 84-year-old female resident of Moratuwa, a 66-year-old male resident of Malwana, an 88-year-old female resident of Borella, an 83 year old male resident of Colombo 15, a 56 year-old-male resident of Kandana, a 58-year-old female resident of Maswela, a 96-year-old female resident of Neboda, and a 53-year-old male resident of Malabe were also among the latest victims. (Colombo Gazette)