Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll surpasses 5,000; caseload increases to 327,019

Sri Lanka today hit another grim COVID-19 milestone with infections and deaths rising rapidly during the past few days.

Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll surpassed the 5,000-mark following the confirmation of another 98 casualties linked to the novel coronavirus.

The Department of Government Information said all 98 COVID-19 related deaths were recorded yesterday. 51 females and 47 males and were among the victims.

Of the female victims, 43 were over 60 years of age and eight were between 30 and 59 years of age.

35 of the male victims were over 60 years of age while 12 were between the ages of 30 and 59 years.

Another 2,796 COVID-19 cases have been detected today in the country, raising the number of confirmed infections to 327,019.

The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said 31,208 persons are currently receiving treatment for coronavirus at several facilities across the country.

Earlier today, 2,487 persons who recovered from COVID-19 were discharged from hospitals, raising the number of recoveries in the country to 290,794.

2,963 suspected COVID-19 cases are also under medical observation at present.

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