Sri Lanka reports 24th COVID-19 death

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A 79-year-old woman from Colombo 13 has been found to be infected with the COVID-19 virus posthumously, the Department of Government Information stated.

It is reported that she had been sick at her home for some time and had been suffering from chronic illnesses prior to her death.

The cause of death has been determined as a cardiac arrest caused by the COVID-19 virus infection.

Accordingly, she is counted as the 24th coronavirus-related death reported in Sri Lanka.