COVID: 202 new deaths confirmed as daily cases climb over 3,600

The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that 864 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 3,644.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 451,401.

As many as 380,166 recoveries have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Official data showed that more than 61,000 active cases are currently under medical care.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka has registered 202 new COVID-related fatalities confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Thursday (Sep. 02).

The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in Sri Lanka to 9,806.

According to the data released by the Department of Government Information, the latest victims include 113 males and 89 females.

As many as 155 of them were senior citizens aged 60 years and above. Five others were below the age of 30 years, while 42 were aged between 30-59 years. – ada derana

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