Jun 14, 2021

Health Ministry to change procedure on announcing COVID deaths Featured

The Health Ministry has taken steps to change the procedure on announcing COVID-19 related deaths in a single day with effect from today.

Accordingly, Director-General of Health Services Dr Asela Gunawardena told media that a procedure would be in place only to report  in a day, the deaths that occur within 48 hours or 24 hours.

“We have been reporting deaths that occur several days ago in a day, which we are going to change from today,” Dr Gunawardena said.

The recent COVID-19 deaths that were reported in a single day had taken place several days and sometimes, weeks ago. Because of this situation, the daily tally of COVID-19 deaths remained at a high number.