Another Covid death from Mahara Prison

2021-01-14 at 11:57

An inmate of the Mahara Prison has died of the coronavirus.

The number of virus-related deaths reported from within prisons has increased to eight.

Meanwhile the Department of Prisons said two inmates have also contracted the novel coronavirus.

Accordingly, the number of COVID-19 infected increases to 4,144. Furthermore, 129 prison officers have also returned positive PCR tests in total.

The number of infected inmates includes 880 inmates of the Welikada Prison, 854 inmates of the Magazine Prison, 813 inmates from the Mahara Prison, 425 inmates of the Colombo Remand Prison and 351 inmates of the Negombo Prison.

Total recoveries reported amongst the group is at 3,850 while 123 prison officers have also recovered and have been discharged.

The Department said 285 inmates are currently receiving treatment within centres together with six officers.