Sri Lanka records 17th COVID-19 death as total cases reach 8,413

ECONOMYNEXT – The Sri Lanka National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 confirmed the 17th death from COVID-19 a short while ago.

NOCPOC issuing a statement said that the deceased was a 41-year-old male from Ja-Ela that was undergoing treatment in the National Institute of Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) hospital designated for COVID-19 treatment.

NOCPOC said the patient was admitted to IDH on October 24 and passed away around 1130 hours today (27).

Sri Lankan health officials identified 541 new COVID-19 patients over a 24-hour period that ended at 6am today.

With the new cases, total confirmed COVID-19 patients in the island has risen to 8,413. Some 527 individuals are currently under investigation in hospitals, with 4,464 active cases.

Hundred and thirty Sri Lankan patients returned home upon recovery as at 6am today bringing total recoveries in Sri Lanka to 3,933. All recovered patients are from the Minuwangoda cluster. (Colombo/Oct27/2020)

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