Contradictory stats in Health Ministry & Epidemiology Unit websites

Contradictory statistics could be observed in the Health Ministry and Epidemiology Unit websites on the number of active COVID-19 patients in the country.

The Daily Mirror noticed that the Health Ministry has recorded the number of active patients as 31,466, while the Epidemiology Unit gave the figure as 36,287 as of last afternoon.

This shows that there is a considerable gap of 4,821 between the two.

On the other hand, Deputy Director-General of Health Services Dr Hemantha Herath told news briefing held at the Health Promotion Bureau yesterday that the number of active patients stands at 26,243 as of last afternoon.

This shows even a larger gap of 10,044 with the statistics of the Epidemiology Unit.

When asked about this, Dr. Hemantha Herath told the Daily Mirror that they had informed the Epidemiology Unit of this regard and they said they would look into it.

Accordingly, the Epidemiology Unit later made the relevant changes after the Health Ministry informed of this regard. The Unit has then recorded the number of active patients as 29,506 as of this evening.

However, there is still a slight gap between the statistics on the number of active patients of both the sites.

Dr. Herath said they get the data from the most reliable sources and added there could be a slight variation. 

Meanwhile, when considering the total number of deaths as recorded in the two responsible websites, there is a difference between the numbers as of last afternoon.

It is also noteworthy that there is no much time difference between the ‘last updated time’ in the two websites.   #Tamil   #News   #Tamil News   #Tamil Daily News   #Website   #Tamil News Paper   #Tamil Nadu Newspaper  #Online   #Breaking   News Headlines    #Latest Tamil News   #India News    #World News   #Tamil Film   #Jaffna   #Kilinochchi  #Mannar  #Mullathivu  #Batticola  #Kandy  #Srilanka  #Colombo

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