Person found dead on road side identified as Covid patient

May 4, 2021 at 1:43 AM

An individual who had collapsed on the road due to a sudden illness and had died upon admission to the hospital, has been found to be a Covid patient, Ada Derana reported.

The deceased has been identified as a 50-year-old resident of Bujjampola in Wennappuwa.

He is reported to have earned a daily wage by plucking coconuts.

The man had reportedly been found after he had collapsed on the road in Bujjampola yesterday.

He had been transported via the 1990 free ambulance service to the Marawila hospital for treatment.

However, he had died a few minutes after being admitted to the hospital.

Further tests had revealed that he had contracted the coronavirus. (NewsWire)