82 deaths reported due to COVID-19 within 24-hours, stated the Department of Government Information. The Director General of Health Services confirmed that 82 deaths occurred on August 3 due to the COVID. This is the highest single-day confirmed deaths in Sri Lanka after June 11.
About 628 coronavirus related deaths have been reported in Sri Lanka last 10 days. Sri Lanka reported 82 covid deaths for August 3, the highest single day after Health Ministry changed the procedure on announcing COVID deaths.