Sri Lanka recorded its seventh death from the corona virus today (8 April), the Director General of Health Services (DGHS) Dr. Anil Jasinghe said.

The deceased  is a  44-year-old male who was receiving treatment at National Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) .

He was identified  as a gem businessman resident in Mount Lavinia. He had returned to the country after a tour of Germany following which he was detected with the virus, the DHGS said  in a news release.

The first death from COVID- 19 was  reported in the country on 28 March .  The victim was  a 60-year-old man who was under  treatment  at the IDH .

The second death occurred on 30 March and the deceased was  a   64-year-old male who was under statement at the  Negombo General Hospital.

The third death from COVID-19 was reported on 1 April . The victim was a  72-year old male  resident of Maradana . He died while under treatment  at the IDH.

The fourth person to  die  from COVID -19 was a  58-year old male who was also receiving treatment at the IDH. He died on 2 April.

The fifth victim of COVID -19 was a  44-year-old man who was receiving treatment at the Welikanda Hospital. He had been at a  quarantine  after returning from Italy when he was identified as infected with the corona virus and died on 4 April.

The sixth person to die of the corona virus was an  80-year old male , a resident of Dehiwala who was receiving treatment at the IDH Hospital. He died on 7 April.