Another 20 coronavirus related fatalities have been confirmed in Sri Lanka, raising the death toll to 14,852.
The Director General of Health Services in a statement said all 20 deaths occurred yesterday, the 23rd of December.
12 males and eight females were among the victims. 14 persons, nine males and five females among the group that succumbed to the virus, were 60 years of age or above.
Meanwhile, six individuals, three males and three females, between 30 and 59 years of age also passed away yesterday after contracting the novel coronavirus.