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Reported deaths are of people who got Covid a month ago: SLMA

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The Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) today (11) stated that the large number of deaths occuring due to Covid are of people who contracted the virus over a month ago. The President of the Association, Dr. Padma Gunarathna said, "The deaths that are being reported today are of patients whose Covid-19 positive status was detected a week after infection. They were then hospitalised and treated in Intensive Care Units for two weeks before passing away. Therefore, the deaths that are occuring today are of people who were diagnosed with the virus a month ago." She stated that there was a possibility of increasing deaths and ICU admissions in the next three weeks. She also said that the Association has brought this matter to the attention of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

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