Another 18 coronavirus-related fatalities have been confirmed in Sri Lanka, raising the death toll to 14,573.
The Director-General of Health Services in a statement said all 18 deaths occurred yesterday, the 9th of December.
Nine males and nine females were among the victims.
15 persons, seven males and eight females among the group that succumbed to the virus, were 60 years of age or above.
Meanwhile, three individuals, two males and a female between 30 and 59 years of age also passed away yesterday after contracting the novel coronavirus.