Sri Lanka’s coronavirus death toll at 256
Posted on January 16th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

Sri Lanka reports another death from the coronavirus pandemic, pushing the total fatality count to 256 cases, the Director-General of Health Services stated.

The deceased is an 82-year-old woman residing in the Ethulkotte area, the Department of Government Information confirmed.

She had passed away today (January 16) at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID/IDH) in Angoda.

She had been transferred there from the Colombo National Hospital upon being identified as a COVID-19 patient.

The cause of her death has been determined as a heart condition exacerbated due to COVID-19 infection.

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