Sri Lanka reports 5 more COVID-19 deaths; tally at 58

Sri Lanka reports 5 more COVID-19 deaths; tally at 58

Sri Lanka has reported another five coronavirus related deaths, the Department of Government Information confirmed.

Accordingly, the total number of deaths so far witnessed in the country due to the virus has risen to 58.

A 54-year-old male from Jinthupitiya, Colombo 13 had passed away at the Colombo National Hospital. Reportedly, the victim had suffered from cancer for a long period and the COVID-19 infection had worsened the condition.

A 39-year-old male from Colombo 15, who also had been a cancer patient, had succumbed to the disease and COVID-19 related pneumonia. He had been receiving treatment at the Homagama Hospital upon being diagnosed with COVID-19.

Another male, aged 88, residing in Colombo 12, has died from a COVID-19 related heart attack. He had been admitted to the Colombo National Hospital over chest pain.

A 79-year-old man with chronic lung disease had passed away at his residence with the worsening of his condition due to COVID-19 infection. He had been a resident of the Borella area in Colombo 08.

Another 88-year-old male, residing in Colombo 13, has succumbed to the virus upon admittance to the Colombo National Hospital. The cause of death is recorded as COVID-19 infection and a heart attack.