The total number people who fell victim to COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka moved up as 72 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Wednesday (Sep. 22).
The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in Sri Lanka to 12,448.
As per the data released by the Department of Government Information, the latest victims include 42 males and 30 females.
As many as 60 deaths were reported among the elderly people aged above 60 years. In addition, 12 individuals aged between 30-59 years have also succumbed to the virus infection.
COVID: 1,368 positive cases confirmed within the day
All new cases have been associated with the New Year Cluster.
This brings the tally of coronavirus infections confirmed in the country to 510,040.
According to Epidemiology Unit data, 45,850 active cases are currently under medical care at hospitals, treatment centres and homes.
Total recoveries from the virus infection reached 451,741 earlier today as 16,720 more patients were discharged from medical care upon returning to health.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka registered 72 new COVID-related fatalities confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Sep. 22 The new development pushed the official death toll to 12,448. – ada derana