Three more people including two women have died of Covid-19 yesterday, according to the Director-General of Health Services.
Government Information Department said the new development brings the total virus-related deaths in Sri Lanka to 152.
One of the victims is a 62-year-old woman residing in Colombo 10. She had been transferred from Colombo National Hospital to the Mulleriyawa Base Hospital after testing positive for novel coronavirus. According to reports, she passed away yesterday (12) due to Covid-19 pneumonia and an acute heart attack.
The second victim, identified as a 71-year-old woman from Wattala, had been transferred from a private hospital to the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) where she died yesterday (12). The cause of death was cited as a stroke due to Covid-19 pneumonia and blood infection.
A man, aged 76 years, has also fallen victim to the virus yesterday (12), reports revealed. He has been identified as a resident of the Matale area. After testing positive for novel coronavirus, he was transferred to the Anuradhapura District Hospital from a private hospital in Colombo. He has died of Covid-19 pneumonia and heart failure.