Another 145 coronavirus related fatalities have been confirmed in Sri Lanka, raising the death toll to 9,951.
The Director General of Health Services in a statement said all 145 deaths occurred yesterday, the 3rd of September.
77 males and 68 females were among the victims.
117 persons, 55 males and 62 females among the group that succumbed to the virus, were 60 years of age or above.
Meanwhile, 24 individuals, 19 males and five females, were between 30 and 59 years of age.
Four individuals, three males and a female who were below the age of 30 years also passed away yesterday after contracting the novel coronavirus.