COLOMBO : The number of Covid related deaths came down to 40 fatalities on Saturday, October 02, increasing the country’s death toll due to the virus to 13,059.
According to the figures released by the Department of Govt. Information, the Covid-19 deaths reported today include 22 males and 18 females.
Just one of the victims are below the age of 30 years while eleven of them are between 30-59 years.
The remaining twenty-eight victims are in the age category of 60 years and above.
Meanwhile, daily total of new COVID-19 cases came down to 800 Sunday, Oct. 03, as 258 more people were tested positive for the virus, the Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry said.
This brings the tally of coronavirus infections confirmed in the country so far to 520,432.
More than 48,000 active cases are currently under medical care at hospitals, treatment centres and homes.
Total recoveries from the virus infection reached 459,298 earlier today as 652 more patients were discharged from medical care upon returning to health.