The Director General of Health Services confirms that one coronavirus related death has been reported yesterday.
This brings the death toll due to the virus in Sri Lanka to 186.
The deceased is a 54-year-old male from Akkaraipattu and the cause of death is mentioned as an acute heart infection due to Covid-19 virus infection.
Meanwhile, the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak says that 551 more persons have tested positive for the virus yesterday.
This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases to 39,782.
The total number of recoveries in the country thus far is 31,339 while 8,258 infected patients are currently under medical care.