Sri Lanka reports two more COVID-19 deaths Friday, toll rises to 278

Sri Lanka confirmed two deaths on Friday due to COVID -19 raising the death toll from the viral disease to 278, according to health authorities.

The Director General of Health Services confirmed the following deaths caused by COVID -19 virus infection and accordingly the total number of deaths due to COVID -19 infection in Sri Lanka is 278 by now.

01.The deceased is an 82 year old male from Colombo 08. He was diagnosed as infected with Covid-19 virus and transferred from a private Hospital in Colombo to IDH Hospital where he died on 22.01.2021. The Cause of death is mentioned as Covid pneumonia.

02.The deceased is a 51 year old female from Homagama. She was diagnosed as infected with Covid 19 virus and transferred from General Hospital Colombo to Base Hospital Homagama where she died on 22.01.2021. The cause of death is mentioned as Covid pneumonia, blood poisoning and kidney dysfunction.