On Monday, Sri Lanka’s Director-General of Health Services stated that the COVID-19 outbreak had claimed 40 more lives (June 05).
The deaths were recorded between May 21 and June 5, according to the Department of Government Information.
They are identified as residents of Hasalaka, Mawanella, Eravur 02, Kurunegala, Galle, Haliela, Batapola, Dikoya, Dangedara, Imaduwa, Atakalampanna, Kelaniya, Yakkala, Kinniya, Colombo 10, Maggona, Hikkaduwa, Menikhinna, Balangoda, Batticaloa, Polgampola, Dodangoda, Nuwara Eliya, Maskeliya, Bogawanthalawa, Kandy, Galagedara, Colombo 09, Mathugama, Beruwala, Kalutara and Nugegoda.
Accordingly, the total number of deaths due to Covid-19 infection in Sri Lanka has risen to 1,696.
Total COVID-19 cases rise to 202,357 on Saturday
According to the Health Ministry’s Epidemiology Unit, 3,103 new COVID-19 cases were registered on Saturday.
3,094 people from the New Year COVID-19 cluster and nine foreign arrivals in quarantine were among the positive cases discovered on Saturday.
At 8:15 p.m. Saturday, the Epidemiology Unit reported a total of 202,357 COVID-19 cases, 34,569 infected individuals being treated in hospitals, and 166,132 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals.
According to a report from the Epidemiology Unit, a total of 1,920,801 persons had received the first dosage of COVID-19 vaccination, with 353,894 receiving the second dosage.