The Director General of Health Services has confirmed two more COVID-19 related deaths, increasing the death toll in the country to 142 as of yesterday. One of the victims is a 62-year-old male from Colombo who had been transferred from the Colombo National Hospital to the Homagama Base Hospital, where he had passed away yesterday. The cause of death is cited as COVID-19 pneumonia.
The other is a 77-year-old male from Jampettah Street in Colombo 13. He had also been transferred from Colombo National Hospital to Homagama Base Hospital, where he passes away yesterday.
The cause of death is blood poisoning with Covid-19 virus infection and diabetes.
Meanwhile, The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health says that 377 new cases of novel coronavirus have been reported in the country as of yesterday.
Of the new cases, 294 are close contacts of positive patients from the Peliyagoda Covid-19 cluster while 83 are from the prisons cluster.
A total of 703 new cases have been identified so far yesterday.
This also increases the tally of cases from the Minuwangoda, Peliyagoda and prisons clusters to 25,025.