Daily Covid deaths into 70s.. “More deaths expected in next 2 weeks”

August 3, 2021 at 10:04 PM

74 more COVID-19 related fatalities have been confirmed in the country, raising the death toll to 4,645.

2,423 more COVID-19 patients detected, bringing the total number active infections to 28,777.

Rajarata University’s Community Medicine Department Chair Prof. Suneth Agampodi yesterday claimed that Sri Lanka would begin experiencing daily death tolls of at least 80-90 within the next 10 to 14 days.

“We have developed a pandemic prediction model which was also able to correctly predict the progress of the ‘third wave’ of the pandemic in Sri Lanka. There is currently an exponential increase in deaths due to the virus. By conservative standards, we predict about 80 to 90 deaths per day within the next 10 to 14 days,” Prof. Agampodi told The Morning. (NewsWire)