Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll has surpassed 6,000.
Another 161 persons succumbed to the novel coronavirus during the past 24 hours, also recording the highest number of deaths in a single day thus far.
The Department of Government Information said Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 related death toll increased to 6,096.
The Department said the deaths were recorded yesterday. 83 males and 78 females were among the victims.
61 males were over 60 years of age while 22 were between the ages of 30 and 59.
Of the female victims, 61 were over 60 years, while 16 were between 30 and 59 years and one was below 30 years.