Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

DECLINE IN COVID CASES AMONG PREGNANT MOTHERS DURING LAST TWO WEEKS: DR. CHITHRAMAL­I

None of the pregnant mothers who had received both doses of the Covid vaccine had died in Sri Lanka

- BY AJITH SIRIWARDAN­A

About 7,000 pregnant mothers have been infected by the Covid-19 virus so far in Sri Lanka 6,000 out of the total of 7,000 cases have been reported after the onset of the third wave in May this year

Claiming that about 7,000 pregnant mothers have been infected by the Covid-19 virus so far in

Sri Lanka, Family Health Bureau Director Dr. Chithramal­i de

Silva said yesterday there was a decrease in Covid-19 cases among pregnant mothers during the past couple of weeks.

She told a news conference at the Informatio­ns Department that 55 deaths of Covid infected pregnant mothers have been reported in Sri Lanka so far.

She said 6,000 out of the total of 7,000 cases have been reported after the onset of the third wave in May this year. Dr. Silva said more than 90% of pregnant mothers have got the Covid19 vaccines and requested all pregnant mothers to do so, as it would prevent them from developing complicati­ons and death.

She said none of the pregnant mothers who had received both doses of the Covid vaccine had died in Sri Lanka.

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