Another 198 coronavirus related fatalities have been confirmed in Sri Lanka, raising the death toll to 7,948.
The Director General of Health Services in a statement said all 198 deaths occurred yesterday, the 24th of August.
119 males and 79 females were among the victims. 146 persons, 81 males and 65 females among the group that succumbed to the virus, were 60 years of age or above.
Meanwhile, 51 individuals, 37 males and 14 females, were between 30 and 59 years of age.
A male below the age of 30 years also passed away yesterday after contracting the novel coronavirus.