Another 18 coronavirus related fatalities have been confirmed in Sri Lanka, raising the death toll to 15,037.
The Director General of Health Services in a statement said all 18 deaths occurred yesterday, the 2nd of January.
11 males and seven females were among the victims.
Seven persons, five males and two females among the group that succumbed to the virus, were 60 years of age or above.
Meanwhile, 11 individuals, six males and five females between 30 and 59 years of age also passed away yesterday after contracting the novel coronavirus.