Sri Lanka sees new record high with 4,304 daily COVID cases
Posted on August 22nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

Sri Lanka reported its highest count of daily COVID-19 cases today (August 22) as total infections confirmed within the day exceeded 4,000.

According to official data, 4,304 novel coronavirus infections were detected today. The Government Information Department stated that 4,282 of the latest cases were associated with the New Year Cluster and the remaining 22 have been identified as arrivals from foreign countries.

Earlier today, 3,110 positive cases were confirmed, followed by 1,194 more. The new development brought Sri Lanka’s confirmed COVID-19 cases tally to 390,000.

At present, 40,475 active cases are receiving medical care at hospitals, treatment centres and their respective homes.

Meanwhile, the number of total recoveries has reached 342,159 and the death toll now stands at 7,366.

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