Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll rises to 24
Posted on November 4th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana

A 79-year-old woman from Colombo 13 has been found to be infected with the COVID-19 virus posthumously, the Department of Government Information stated.

It is reported that she had been sick at her home for some time and had been suffering from chronic illnesses prior to her death.

The cause of death has been determined as a cardiac arrest caused by the COVID-19 virus infection.

Accordingly, she is counted as the 24th coronavirus-related death reported in Sri Lanka.


Meanwhile, a 78-year-old male, also a resident of the Colombo 13 area, had succumbed to a head injury due to a fall at home.

He had been admitted to the Colombo National Hospital on November 02 and passed away yesterday (02).

A postmortem PCR examination had diagnosed the deceased with COVID-19.

However, as the cause of death is not related to COVID-19 infection, the death is not counted as a COVID-19 death, the Director-General of Health Services announced.

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