Written by Amani Nilar
10 Aug, 2021 | 12:20 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st): The death rate of the third wave has quadrupled since the first wave of COVID-19, Epidemiology Unit statistics reveal.
According to the statistics of the Epidemiology Unit, the death rate of the first wave has been denoted to be 0.38 with only 13 deaths. The second wave reported a fatality rate of 0.64 with 591 deaths while the third and the current wave has recorded a high fatality rate of 1.80 with 3,837 deaths from 15 April 2021 until 31 July 2021.
According to the statistics, the high death rate of 1.80 was simpley the average rate for three months.
However, the death rate of Sri Lanka within the last seven days has been recorded as one of the highest, with a seven-day average of 3.88 death rate.
Moreover, deaths have increased a staggering 50.5% from last week to this week.
With regard to doubling in deaths, Sri Lanka only falls short to several countries, such as Vietnam, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Namibia and Rwanda.
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