This is the first woman to die from the virus in Sri Lanka.
The Health Ministry said that a 72 year-old woman had died of the virus today.
The victim is a resident of Kurunegala and was receiving treatment at the Homagama Hospital.
As of this evening there were 721 coronavirus patients detected in Sri Lanka and there were 519 active patients.
The Ministry of Health said that 194 patients have recovered so far and have been discharged from hospital. (Colombo Gazette)