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.