Colombo, August 1 (NewsWire) – The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that COVID19 cases are rising globally including in Sri Lanka.
The WHO office in Sri Lanka tweeted yesterday saying the WHO has cautioned that the rise in numbers is driven by the highly transmissible Delta variant, increased social mixing/mobility, inconsistent PHSM and inequitable vaccination.
“Hard-won gains are in jeopardy and health systems are being overwhelmed,” the WHO said.
61 Covid-19 related deaths were confirmed yesterday by DG Health Services, increasing total number of deaths in Sri Lanka to 4,441.
Along with that 294 individuals have died due to Covid in the last five days in Sri Lanka.
2,177 Covid patients were also reported yesterday.