About 450 coronavirus related deaths have been reported in Sri Lanka last 7 days. Sri Lanka reported 74 covid deaths for August 2, the highest single day after Health Ministry changed the procedure on announcing COVID deaths.
According to Epidemiology Unit data, 2450 new COVID-19 cases were reported August 3. Among the cases confirmed today, 2423 are from the New Year cluster and 27 are foreign arrivals currently in quarantine. For the 6th consecutive day Sri Lanka records over 2000 COVID cases on August 3. Sri Lanka recorded less than 2000 daily cases since June 23, but recorded over 2000 COVID cases again from July 29.
According to Institute for Health Policy IHP data, Sri Lanka’s “Test Positivity Rate” is increasing again. Test positivity (using PCR tests) shows as 18% while seven day average shows as 15%. In July first week the rate was about 10%. Seven day average of PCR tests indicate as about 14,000.
The Director General of Health Services confirmed that 74 deaths occurred on August 2 due to the COVID. This is the highest single-day confirmed deaths in Sri Lanka after June 11.
Sri Lanka reported 74 covid deaths for August 2, the highest single day after Health Ministry changed the procedure on announcing COVID deaths. According to new procedure from June 15, death count to report in a day, the deaths that occur within 48-hour or 24 hours. Earlier COVID-19 deaths were reported in a single day which had taken place several days and sometimes, weeks or months ago. Under the previous procedure, 101 coronavirus related deaths added to the total death count, the highest single-day reporting on June 11.
About 450 coronavirus related deaths have been reported in Sri Lanka last 7 days. According to the data reported by the Government Information Department, the total deaths due to Covid-19 Since the pandemic began last March has now risen to 4645. Among the dead majority were males. Out of the 4645 deaths, over 2680 are male while over 1940 are females. The majority of the deaths are of the people in the over 60 years of age group. About 74.9% percent deaths are above age 60 years group. 23.8 percent are 30-59 and 1.23% are below the age of 30.