Health Services Director General Dr. Asela Gunawardena yesterday confirmed two COVID-19 deaths, which brought the country’s COVID-19 fatalities to 588.
According to a statement issued by the Department of Government Information, a 47-year-old individual from Ampara tested positive for the virus while receiving treatment at the Maharagama Apeksha Hospital. He was then transferred to the Angoda Base Hospital where he died of COVID pneumonia and acute leukaemia on Monday.
A 70-year-old individual from Bibila was receiving treatment at the Bibila Base Hospital when he tested positive for COVID-19. He was transferred to the Homagama Base Hospital but passed away on Sunday. The cause of death is cited as acute kidney dysfunction, blood poisoning, and COVID pneumonia.