Second death reported due to COVID – 19 in Sri Lanka

Second death reported due to COVID – 19 in Sri Lanka

Second death reported due to COVID – 19 in Sri Lanka

Written by Staff Writer

30 Mar, 2020 | 6:47 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): Another patient tested positive for COVID – 19 in Sri Lanka has died, raising the number of deaths caused by the virus upto two in the country, officials said on Monday.

The deceased, who has been identified as a resident of Kochchikade had been receiving treatment at the Negombo Hospital.

He had been suffering from heart and respiratory issues and had tested positive for the virus today (March 30).

So far, 122 people have tested positive for the virus in the country, with the number of recovered patients standing at 14.

The first person to have died in the country since contracting the virus was reported last Saturday. The deceased was a 60-year old resident of Marawila.

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