ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka confirmed its nine death from the COVID-19 pandemic a short while ago.
An announcement from the Ministry of Health said the deceased was a 52-year-old woman from Colombo 15 that was undergoing treatment in the National Institute of Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) hospital that was set aside for COVID-19 patients.
The number of active COVID-19 cases have risen to 755 with four new cases confirmed today.
There are 549 active cases undergoing treatment and 145 under observation at various hospitals.
A total of 197 patients have been discharged after a full recovery. (Colombo/May5/2020)