Three deaths and over 500 infected cases reported last 24 hours

Three deaths and over 500 infected cases reported last 24 hours

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) –  The number of coronavirus deaths in Sri Lanka reached 99 yesterday.

Three new deaths linked to the virus were reported yesterday.

Of the three deaths, one is an 87-year-old man from Colombo 8.

He died at the Colombo National Hospital and a PCR test confirmed he had contracted the coronavirus.

The second victim is an 80-year-old man from Bambalapitiya. He had been admitted to the Mulleriyawa Base Hospital after contracting the coronavirus. He died while receiving treatment in hospital.

The third victim is a 73-year-old woman from Peliyagoda. She died at the Colombo National Hospital.

A total of 559 persons infected with Covid-19 was reported yesterday.

The country total has increased to 22,028. According to worldometer Sri Lanka has moved up in the list of countries with the highest covid cases into 98th position.

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