The latest patients to succumb to Covid-19 are a a 69-year old male from Mt. Lavinia and a 82-year old female from Ranala.
Accordingly, the total number of fatalities now stand at 280.
Meanwhile, according to the situation report of the Epidemiology Unit issued at 08.45pm on today (Jan. 23), a total of 724 fresh cases were found in the day with the total number of infections at 57,587.
It adds that there are 8,046 patients under medical care and 49,261 recoveries.