Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll today surpassed the 12,000-mark with the confirmation of another 84 coronavirus related fatalities.
The Ministry of Health said 84 coronavirus related fatalities occurred yesterday, the 17th of September and accordingly the country’s COVID-19 death toll has increased to 12,022.
51 males and 33 females were among the victims.
58 persons, 34 males and 24 females among the group that succumbed to the virus, were 60 years of age or above.
Meanwhile, 23 individuals, 15 males and eight females, were between 30 and 59 years of age.
Three individuals, two males and a female who were below the age of 30 years also passed away yesterday after contracting the novel coronavirus.