ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Coronavirus deaths have climbed to a new high 14 on May 05 taking total deaths to 720 while new daily confirmed Covid-10 cases also grew to a new high of 1,939, data from the Health Ministry shows.
The deaths came from Hingurakgoda, Polonnaruwa, Gonapola, Devanagala, Gallella, Tirappane, Wattala, Kaluthara South, Paiyagala, Peradeniya, Kurana, Dummalasuriya and Kiribathkumbura.
Sri Lanka is seeing a new wave of Coronavirus after New Year celebrations with a fast spreading UK SARS-Cov-2 strain.
A day earlier the total hospitalized climbed to 13,814 with reports emerging that some confirmed patients were waiting at home due lack of space in hospitals.
Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi told parliament this week that authorities will add 10,000 new beds.
Sri Lanka’s Public Health Inspectors are actively tracing contacts, though concerns have been raised about delays in test results hindering the efforts.
After rising fast from around 150 before the New Year, total daily confirmed cases are now hovering around 1900 a day.
It is not clear yet whether the numbers are stabilizing through the rate of increase has slowed. Sri Lanka earlier contained a wave that started in September 2021 but could not stamp it out.
Countries in East Asia that kill outbreaks have institutional quarantine, isolate up to three level of contacts with mandatory institutional quarantine for the first level. (Colombo/May06/2021)