* Sri Lanka records highest daily deaths from COVID-19 Friday, total rises to 8,371
Fri, Aug 27, 2021, 08:29 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Aug 27, Colombo Sri Lanka Friday confirmed that 214 people had died from the coronavirus on Thursday August 26, 2021, the country’s highest death toll since the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus last year.
The Director General of Health Services has confirmed 214 deaths due to the COVID-19 for Thursday, August 26.
Among the Friday’s reported deaths, 120 are of males and 94 of females. The majority of the deaths numbering 151 are of elderly people in the 60 years and above age group. Five people under 30 years of age including two females also died of the viral disease.
According to the data reported by the Government Information Department, 8,371 people have died due to Covid-19 since the pandemic began.