15th COVID-19 fatality recorded in Sri Lanka

2020-10-24 at 10:48

Sri Lanka’s 15th COVID-19 fatality was recorded this morning, when an individual receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit of the Kuliyapitiya Base Hospital passed away.

The Government Information Department stated the deceased is a 56 year old male resident of Kuliyapitiya, who was suffering from both coronary and kidney diseases and was admitted to the hospital on the 14th of October for treatment.

The patient had subsequently succumbed to extensive complications from the two diseases.

PCR tests conducted on the individual had returned positive, confirming the patient as a COVID-19 infectee and now the country’s 15th fatality from the virus.