23 more COVID deaths, 649 new cases reported
A total of 649 COVID-19 cases were detected today (16), increasing Sri Lanka's caseload to 531,070.
Meanwhile, 23 more deaths were reported yesterday, taking the death toll to 13,472.
Director General of Health Services, Dr. Asela Gunawardena confirmed that five of the latest victims were aged between 30-59 years, while the rest were aged above 60 years.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s coronavirus recoveries rose to a total of 492,305, with 347 patients being discharged today.