It has been revealed that the majority of COVID-19 infections and COVID-19 related deaths reported currently are persons who have not yet been vaccinated against the virus.
Director General of Health Services Dr. Asela Gunawardena mentioned this at a press conference held today (July 25) at the Ministry of Health.
“We have not seen an end in the third wave of COVID-19. Only the number of patients decreased. However, in the last few days we have seen a slight increase.”
Dr. Gunawardena says that they have analyzed the COVID-19 deaths which occurred in the past 3 weeks.
However, the majority deaths are of those who had not received the vaccine, he said. Most who have contracted the virus have also not received the vaccines, he added.
The Director-General of Health Services further said, “All above 60 years of age should just accept and receive whichever COVID-19 vaccine they are offered.”