Another 36 coronavirus related fatalities have been confirmed in Sri Lanka, raising the death toll to 15,692.
The Director General of Health Services in a statement said all 36 deaths occurred yesterday, the 8th of February.
27 males and nine females were among the victims.
25 persons, 18 males and seven females among the group that succumbed to the virus, were 60 years of age or above.
Meanwhile, seven males and one female between 30 and 59 years of age and three individuals who were below the age of 30 years also passed away yesterday after contracting the novel coronavirus.