Sri Lanka confirms three COVID-19 deaths in a single day

Sri Lanka confirms three COVID-19 deaths in a single day

Sri Lanka confirms three COVID-19 deaths in a single day

Written by Staff Writer

27 Oct, 2020 | 9:03 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): Sri Lanka recorded three deaths due to COVID-19 on Tuesday, recording the highest single-day toll of deaths in the country.

The 17th patient to die of COVID-19 was a 41-year old resident of Ja Ela who was being treated for the virus at the IDH Hospital, officials said.

The other two deaths were of a 19-year old male and an 87-year old female who were residents of Colombo.

PCR tests carried out following their deaths had revealed that they had been infected with COVID-19, the government information department said.

“Both individuals had been suffering from a prolonged illness,” the statement added.

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