Another six coronavirus-related fatalities have been confirmed in Sri Lanka, raising the death toll to 16,630.
The Director General of Health Services said in a statement that all six deaths occurred yesterday, the 15th of August.
Three males and three females above the age of 60 years were among the victims.
Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country has risen to 668,336 following the detection of 195 patients today.
All cases were linked to the New Year COVID-19 cluster.
The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said 1,537 persons are currently receiving treatment for coronavirus at several facilities across the country.