Another 31 coronavirus related fatalities have been confirmed in Sri Lanka, raising the death toll to 16,086.
The Director General of Health Services in a statement said all 31 deaths occurred yesterday, the 22nd of February.
14 males and 17 females were among the victims.
25 persons, 10 males and 15 females among the group that succumbed to the virus, were 60 years of age or above.
Meanwhile, four males and two females between 30 and 59 years of age also passed away yesterday after contracting the novel coronavirus.