The latest patients to succumb to Covid-19 are a 73-year old female from Colombo 05, a 51-year old female from Wattala, a 67-year old male from Aluthgama, a 75-year old male from Gampaha and a 61-year old male from Wellampitiya.
Accordingly, the total number of fatalities now stand at 375.
The number of Covid-19 cases has passed the 72,000 mark today with 963 fresh cases.
The cases include 940 contacts of the Peliyagoda cluster and 15 from the Prison cluster, the Government Information Department states.
Meanwhile, according to the situation report of the Epidemiology Unit issued at 09.20pm on today (Feb. 10), the total number of infections is at 72,174.
It adds that there are 6,155 patients under medical care and 65,644 recoveries.