Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll increases to 256

2021-01-16 at 20:43

An 82-year-old woman from Ethul Kotte has passed away with COVID-19 becoming the 256th coronavirus related fatality in the country.

The Department of Government Information said the woman was identified as a COVID-19 patient at the Colombo National Hospital, and was transferred to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases where she passed away earlier today.

The cause of death has been reported as COVID-19 infection and severe heart complications.