The coronavirus death toll in Sri Lanka increased to 1243 today with another 33 deaths being confirmed.
The Ministry of Health had confirmed the deaths of five people as a result of the virus yesterday.
The Government Information Department said that the cause of death of another 28 people between 17th May and 23rd May had also been confirmed as coronavirus.
Of them, one person died on 17th May, three on 19th May, two on 20th May, four on 21st May, 10 on 22nd May and 8 deaths on 23rd May.
The Government Information Department said that five people had died during this period.
The latest victims included a 46-year-old male from Mahagama, a 51-year-old male from Galnewa, a 76-year-old female from Galenbindunuwewa, a 51-year-old male from Medawachchiya, a 75-year-old male from Bandaragama, a 66-year-old male from Welmilla, a 46-year-old male from Maharagama, a 72-year-old female from Batticaloa, a 73-year-old male from Halgranoya and a 70-year-old male from Gampola.
Other victims include residents of Nagolla, Pannala, Colombo 12, Borella, Dematagoda, Colombo 13, Colombo 02, Colombo 13, Nanuoya, Nawalapitiya, Galle, Ginimallagaha, Ginthota, Nittambuwa, Bandaragama and Galpatha. (Colombo Gazette)