Sri Lanka records 21st Covid-19 death from Mahara, Gampaha | Daily News

Sri Lanka records 21st Covid-19 death from Mahara, Gampaha

A 40 years old male from Mahara, Gampaha, who was under medical care at the National Hospital for Respiratory Diseases in Welisara has died of Covid-19 on Saturday (31), the Ministry of Health confirmed.


The Epidemiology Unit has confirmed that the patient was admitted to the hospital due to high blood pressure and respiratory ailment.

The results of the first PCR test performed on the patient has come out negative, however, the second PCR conducted during the post-mortem examination has confirmed that he was positive for Covid-19.

According to Health Ministry’s data, total Covid-19 deaths reported in Sri Lanka now stand at 21.