44 year old dies at Welikanda Hospital from COVID-19

44 year old dies at Welikanda Hospital from COVID-19

44 year old dies at Welikanda Hospital from COVID-19

Written by Zulfick Farzan

04 Apr, 2020 | 7:33 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): A 44 year old male who tested positive for COVID-19 and was being treated at the Welikanda Hospital, passed away this morning.

The Director General of Health Services confirmed the 05th COVID-19 death in Sri Lanka adding the victim had returned to the country from Italy and was a resident from Homagama.

This is incidentally, the first COVID-19 death reported from the Welikanda Base Hospital.

Health officials said the deceased had been admitted to the Welikanda Hospital on March 23 before being transferred to the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital on March 26.

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