COVID-19 Deaths to be Reported Expeditiously
By Dilanthi Jayamanne
Going forward, the Health Ministry will be able to report COVID-19 deaths within 24 to 48 hours, Director General of Health Services (DGHS) Dr. Asela Gunawardana said.
Speaking to the Media, Dr. Gunawardana said yesterday (14) that the Ministry would hereafter announce COVID-19 deaths within 24 to 48 hours, as it had come up with a methodology to do so. Over the past several months, the Ministry waited to gather all details with regard to the COVID-19 deaths that occurred. Thereby, the daily death toll of the infection was lengthy and contained details of those who died a day or two earlier as well as those who had succumbed to the illness several days earlier.