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 hospital 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. (Colombo Gazette)