The latest patients to succumb to Covid-19 are :
- A 82-year old female from Colombo 13
- A 47-year old male from Hanwella
- A 84-year old female from Matale
- A 65-year old male from Wellampitiya
Accordingly, the total number of fatalities now stand at 244.
Meanwhile, according to the situation report of the Epidemiology Unit issued at 09.40pm on today (Jan. 12), a total of 588 fresh cases were found in the day with the total number of infections at 49,537.
It adds that there are 6,672 patients under medical care, 42,621 recoveries and 244 fatalities at the moment.