Another 19 coronavirus related fatalities have been confirmed in Sri Lanka, raising the death toll to 14,871.
The Director General of Health Services in a statement said all 19 deaths occurred yesterday, the 24th of December.
Seven males and 12 females were among the victims.
16 persons, five males and 11 females among the group that succumbed to the virus, were 60 years of age or above.
Meanwhile, two males between 30 and 59 years of age and a female below the age of 30 years also passed away yesterday after contracting the novel coronavirus.