Sri Lanka has recorded its 21st coronavirus related death, the Government Information Department said today.
The victim is a 40-year-old resident of Mahara.
The man had been admitted to National Hospital for Respiratory Diseases in Welisara on 23rd October after falling ill.
An initial PCR test found that he had not contracted the coronavirus.
However a second test conducted following his death yesterday (October 31st) found that he had contracted the virus.
Sri Lanka had recorded its 20th coronavirus related death yesterday.
A 54-year-old woman had been admitted to hospital on 29th October after suffering from an illness.
She died while receiving treatment in hospital and a PCR test later confirmed she had the coronavirus.