The latest patients to succumb to Covid-19 are : a 72-year old female from Anuradhapura, a 19-year old female from Hemmathagama, A 51-year old female from Darga Nagar, a 78-year old male from Colombo 06 and a 59-year old female from Ja-Ela.
Accordingly, the total number of Covid-19 fatalities is at 507.
Meanwhile, according to the situation report of the Epidemiology Unit issued at 08.50pm today (Mar. 08), 344 cases were found in the day, bringing the total number of infections to 86,039.
It adds that there are 3,024 patients under medical care and 82,513 recoveries at the moment.