A 64-year-old COVID-19 infected patient died at the Negombo Hospital this evening, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths to two in Sri Lanka, Director General of Health Dr Anil Jasinghe said.
He said the victim was a resident of the Kochchikade area. He had been transferred to the Negombo Hospital from a private hospital today.
Dr Jasinghe said it was today itself that the patient was tested positive for the virus.
The patient had been suffering from a long term lung disease and also suffered a heart attack, Dr Jasinghe said.