Another nine coronavirus related fatalities have been confirmed in Sri Lanka, raising the death toll to 16,614.
The Director General of Health Services said in a statement that all nine deaths occurred yesterday, the 11th of August.
Six males and three females were among the victims.
Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country has risen to 667,735 following the detection of 162 patients today.
All cases were linked to the New Year COVID-19 cluster.
The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said 962 persons are currently receiving treatment for coronavirus at several facilities across the country.