Another 216 COVID-19 related deaths have been confirmed.
Accordingly, Sri Lanka’s coronavirus death toll increases to 8,991.
The Government Information Department said 115 males and 101 females were among the victims.
The deaths were confirmed by the Department to have been reported yesterday, the 29th of August.
Five individuals, three males and two females, among the victims were below 30 years of age.
41 persons, 21 males and 20 females, were identified as between 30 and 59 years of age.
The Department reported that 170 fatalities, 91 male and 79 females, were 60 years of above.