Another 79 coronavirus related fatalities have been confirmed in Sri Lanka, raising the death toll to 12,609.
The Director General of Health Services in a statement said all 79 deaths occurred yesterday, the 24th of September.
41 males and 38 females were among the victims.
57 persons, 31 males and 26 females among the group that succumbed to the virus, were 60 years of age or above.
Meanwhile, 22 individuals, 10 males and 12 females, were between 30 and 59 years of age.