A 60-year-old male, who returned from Bahrain and being treated at the Chilaw General Hospital, died due to Covid-19 today, reporting the 13th death from the virus infection in Sri Lanka, health authorities confirmed.
The deceased named W.E. Perera was a resident of Nugegoda.
Chief Epidemiologist of the Epidemiology Unit, Dr. Sudath Samaraweera, said the deceased who had worked as a sailor arrived in Sri Lanka on September 02.
However, he had not been diagnosed with Covid-19 upon arrival but was admitted to the Chilaw General Hospital last Wednesday (9) while in quarantine.
The immediate cause of death has been identified as a heart attack. (Sheain Fernandopulle and Augustine Fernando)
Comments - 5
Ribs Are Us Monday, 14 September 2020 04:47 PM
Fire up the BBQ Mr GR Save us from the contamination keep it consistent rule is the call.
LankanLover Monday, 14 September 2020 04:53 PM
My deepest sympathies to his family and friends, may his soul rest in peace
Kumar, Lawyer Monday, 14 September 2020 06:07 PM
Thousands of people have died of Covid-19 in some of the top hospitals in America and Western Europe. And now we have this sad news of the Sri Lankan dying in Chilaw Hospital. Journalists in the West are ridiculously faulting the Politicians and Policy Makers for the Covid deaths. But no one is asking the doctors why are so many dying in the hospitals ? It is clear now, if the Sri Lankan Military had not got involved in isolating people to quarantine centres then the civilians would have gone to the hospitals ,trusting that the doctors have all the answers, and thousands would have perished at the hospitals just like what happened in the West.
SEYED SHERALI Monday, 14 September 2020 06:17 PM
If he has not died of vivid 19. Why the hell call him the 13th victim.it is senseless
SL in Qatar Tuesday, 15 September 2020 04:38 PM
OML!!, so if you are in a group that comes into the country and you die due reasons other than COVID-19, you automatically get classified as a positive patient, really sad.
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