Sri Lanka reports highest daily COVID-19 deaths Thursday raising total to 6,790
Thu, Aug 19, 2021, 09:28 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Aug 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Thursday reported that 186 deaths due to COVID-19 were confirmed for Wednesday, August 18, 2021. This is the highest number of deaths reported within a day since the pandemic began last year.
The Director General of Health Services has confirmed 186 deaths due to the COVID-19 for Wednesday, August 18.
Among the Wednesday’s deaths, 111 are of males and 75 of females. The majority of the deaths numbering 147 are of elderly people in the 60 years and above age group.
According to the data reported by the Government Information Department, the total deaths due to Covid-19 since the pandemic began has now risen to 6,790 including Wednesday’s deaths.