EP records 750 COVID deaths | Daily News

EP records 750 COVID deaths

Over 750 people had died of COVID-19 in the Eastern Province so far. Trincomalee has reported 263 deaths, Batticaloa 251, Kalmunai 148 and Ampara 89, Eastern Province Regional Director of Health Services A.R.M.Thowfeek said.

He said that the number of deaths had quadrupled in August. About 44,425 people had been affected and 751 deaths have been reported so far in the Province, he said.

Dehiattakandiya, Kaluwanchikudy, Uhana, Ampara, Batticaloa, Damana and Mayaoya are the most affected areas. Last 24 hours, 468 COVID cases have been detected and 10 deaths were reported from the areas, he said.

Meanwhile, 909,520 persons have received the first dose of the vaccines.

The 2nd dose was administered to 639,600 persons and the rest will be vaccinated by the next week, he said.

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