Sri Lankas Trying its best to keep it down – Daily deaths due to Covid surpassed 200 on 26th Aug


By: Lin j 

It has been reviled by our sources that the Director General of Health  Services have confirmed that Sri Lanka crossed the line of 200 deaths on the 25th Aug and became the leading country from the Region recording of deaths due to Covid.

Meanwhile the death toll due to the virus pandemic in the country has also crossed the 8,000-mark, as the virus continues its rapid spread.

According to figures released by the Department of Government Information, the deaths confirmed on the 26th, which has had the highest no of deaths in the Country recording Plus 200,  includes 108 males and 101 females while none of the victims are below the age of 30.

Forty-six are between the ages of 30-59 and 163 of the deceased are aged 60 and above.

Sri Lanka’s total Covid-19 deaths has risen to 8,157 with the 209 fatalities confirmed as at the 26th Thursday 2021, which has recorded the highest no of deaths’ so far in the country passing the 200 mark on Thursday,

Over 7,500 deaths have been recorded in the ongoing third wave since April 15, the Health Ministry said, adding that as many as 1,172 deaths have come from August 21 until Thursday.

Sri Lanka has extended its lockdown till 6th Sep 0400hrs.

The total number of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) confirmed cases up to August 20, 2021 – 381,745
• Number of COVID-19 confirmed cases reported in the current week from August 14- August 20, 2021 – 31,438
• Number of deaths reported in the previous analysis (March 11, 2020- August 13, 2021) – 5,775 (CFR = 1.65%)
• Number of deaths reported in the current week (August 14, 2021, to August 20, 2021) – 1,210 (CFR =3.85%)
• Total number of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) deaths reported up to August 20, 2021- 6,985 (CFR = 1.83%)
(*** Case Fatality Ratio-abbreviated as CFR; Calculated with the total number of deaths reported during the period as the numerator and total number of
cases reported during the same period as the denominator

Source courtesy: the epidemiology unit of Sri Lanka