Sri Lanka’s COVID death toll crosses 1,000

Sri Lanka’s novel coronavirus death toll crossed the grim milestone of 1,000 today (May 18), as the Director-General of Health Services confirmed 34 new victims.

This is reportedly the highest number of fatalities the country registered in a single day following the outbreak of the pandemic last year.

As per official data, Sri Lanka has witnessed as many as 1,015 deaths from the COVID-19 so far.

Among the deceased is a youth aged 20 years from Ratnapura area who died of acute COVID pneumonia.

Further, a 32-year-old female from Dematagoda area succumbed to COVID pneumonia, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, thrombophilia and hypothyroidism while a 38-year-old female from Ragama area fell victim to acute COVID pneumonia and diabetes.

According to the Department of Government Information, the remaining 31 victims were over the age of 50.

(Ada derana)

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