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72-year-old succumbs to COVID-19 recording eighth death

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  • The latest death comes after almost a month since the seventh fatality was reported on April 8

With the death of a 72-year-old coronavirus patient from Polpithigama in the Kurunegala District yesterday, Sri Lanka registers a total of eight COVID-19 deaths, Health Services Director General Dr. Anil Jasinghe said yesterday.   

The latest victim was a 72-year-old woman who had been undergoing treatment at the Homagama Hospital. According to health authorities, she had also been suffering from a kidney ailment.  The latest death comes after almost a month since the seventh fatality was reported on April 8 when a gem businessman from Mount  Lavinia fell victim to the virus.   


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