A 46-day-old baby has died at the Lady Ridgeway Children's Hospital in Colombo, Hospital Director G. Wijesuriya said.
He said that the baby was infected with Covid-19 and was suffering from a lung infection since birth.
However, the Director said that the death was not directly caused by the effects of Covid-19 but because of complications of lung diseases.
The baby has been residing in Wellampitiya in Colombo and his body is to be cremated tomorrow, he said. (Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)