A covid infected inmate has died at the Mahara Prison. Accordingly, the number of covid infected prison inmates who have died so far has increased to 08.
According to the Department of Prisons, 4144 inmates have been infected with the covid 19 virus so far and 129 prison officers have been infected.
880 infected have been identified from Welikada Prison and 854 infected from Magazine Prison. In addition, 813 cases have been reported from Mahara Prison, 425 from Remand Prison and 351 from Negombo Prison.
Most of them are currently recovered and only 285 inmates and six prison officials are receiving treatment.