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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2963

Second COVID – 19 Patient Died

Colombo, 31 March, (

A 64-year-old COVID-19 infected patient, has passed away while receiving treatment at the Negombo General Hospital yesterday evening, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths to two in Sri Lanka, Director General of Health Dr Anil Jasinghe said.

He said the victim was a resident of the Kochchikade area. He had been transferred to the Negombo Hospital from a private hospital today.

The individual in question had initially been admitted to a private hospital in Negombo before being transferred to the District General Hospital Negombo yesterday (30) due to showing symptoms of Coronavirus.

Dr Jasinghe said it was today itself that the patient was tested positive for the virus.

The patient had been suffering from a long term lung disease and also suffered a heart attack, Dr Jasinghe said.
This is the second patient in the country to succumb to the virus.

On March 28, a 60-year-old kidney transplant patient who had suffered from diabetes and high blood pressure passed away while receiving treatment at the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH).

Currently, 122 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Sri Lanka while 104 patients are under observation.

Meanwhile, 14 patients have been discharged thus far after completely recovering.

- Asian Tribune -

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