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Daily COVID cases count moves to 829 today and reports another 12 coronavirus deaths

Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The daily count of COVID-19 cases recorded in Sri Lanka moved to 829 today (January 19), the Health Ministry said. According to the Government Information Department, the newly-detected cases include 09 individuals who recently arrived on the island from overseas. The latest development has brought the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus […]

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Sri Lanka records 672 new cases of novel coronavirus and death toll goes up with 13 new victims

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The daily count of COVID-19 cases recorded in Sri Lanka moved to 672 today (January 18), the Health Ministry said. According to the Government Information Department, the newly-detected cases include 05 individuals who recently arrived on the island from overseas. The latest development has brought the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus […]

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688 new cases of Covid-19 and Seven new COVID-related deaths in Sri Lanka

Monday, January 17th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry says that another 688 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 today (17), increasing the tally of confirmed cases registered in the country to 597,035. Total coronavirus recoveries have risen to 568,373 while the number of infected patients undergoing treatment presently is 13,444. Sri Lanka’s death toll due to the virus […]

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Coronavirus: 690 new cases detected and reports another 14 coronavirus deaths in Sri Lanka

Sunday, January 16th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry says that another 690 persons have tested positive for coronavirus today (16). This figure includes 03 persons who had arrived from overseas while the remainder are community cases.  Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 caseload climbs to 596,347 with this while presently 12,926 patients infected with the virus are undergoing treatment.  The Director […]

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COVID: 661 new infections and 07 new COVID fatalities confirmed in Sri Lanka today

Saturday, January 15th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The daily count of COVID-19 cases recorded in Sri Lanka moved to 661 today (January 15), the Health Ministry said. According to the Government Information Department, the newly-detected cases include 04 individuals who recently arrived on the island. The latest development has brought the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in […]

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Omicron cases in Sri Lanka surge with 160 new infections

Saturday, January 15th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has identified 160 new cases of the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 (B.1.1.529), says Dr. Chandima Jeewandara, the Director of the Department of Immunology & Molecular Medicine at Sri Jayewardenepura University. These Omicron patients were found among 182 samples that were sequenced by the laboratory of the J’pura University. The new development […]

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Booster dose plummets rate of hospitalization due to Omicron by 90%

Friday, January 14th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Three doses of COVID-19 vaccine drop hospitalization by 90% in people above 65 years of age, health experts highlighted. According to Head of the Immunology and Molecular Medicine Department at the Sri Jayewardenepura University Prof. Neelika Malavige, hospitalization due to Omicron is also dropped by 50% with two vaccine doses in […]

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677 new cases of Covid-19 and 16 new COVID deaths reported in Sri Lanka

Friday, January 14th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry reports that 677 new cases of the coronavirus have been detected today (14). This figure includes 03 persons who had arrived from overseas while the rest are community cases.  This brings the tally of Covid-19 cases registered in the country thus far to 594,996 while over 11,000 infected patients are […]

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Daily Covid-19 cases count climbs to 653 and records 14 more COVID-related deaths

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The daily count of COVID-19 cases recorded in Sri Lanka moved to 653 today (January 12), the Health Ministry said. According to the Government Information Department, the newly-detected cases include 02 individuals who recently arrived on the island. The latest development has brought the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in […]

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Coronavirus: 623 new cases confirmed within the day and death toll rises with 15 new victims

Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The daily count of COVID-19 cases recorded in Sri Lanka moved to 623 today (January 11), the Health Ministry said. According to the Government Information Department, the newly-detected cases include four individuals who recently arrived on the island. The latest development has brought the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in […]

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COVID: 461 fresh cases detected and 15 more coronavirus deaths reports in Sri Lanka

Monday, January 10th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry reported that another 461 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus today (10). This figure includes 05 persons who have arrived from overseas while the remainder are community cases within the country.  This brings the tally of Covid-19 cases in the country to 592,128 while presently a total of […]

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436 persons test positive for Covid-19 today and confirms another 07 coronavirus deaths

Sunday, January 9th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry reported that 436 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the country within today (09). This figure includes 06 persons who have arrived in the country from overseas while the rest are community infections.  This brings Sri Lanka’s coronavirus caseload thus far to 591,667 while the number of infected […]

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Sri Lanka reports 580 new Covid-19 cases and death toll moves up with 13 more victims

Saturday, January 8th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Another 580 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus today (January 08) the Ministry of Health reported. This figure includes 06 persons who recently arrived from overseas while the rest are new community cases.  The total number of Covid-19 cases registered in the country thus far stands at 591,231 with the new […]

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Coronavirus: 588 new cases, 16 deaths & 5,203 recoveries recorded today

Friday, January 7th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Another 588 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus today (January 07), the Ministry of Health reported. This figure includes 07 persons who recently arrived from overseas while the rest are new community cases.  The total number of Covid-19 cases registered in the country thus far stands at 590,651 with the new […]

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Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 case total tops 59,000 and 18 new COVID deaths for January 04

Thursday, January 6th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Health reports that another 584 persons have tested positive for coronavirus within today (06), as the country’s tally of confirmed cases crossed the 59,000-mark on Thursday. This figure includes 12 persons who had arrived from overseas while the rest are new community cases.  The total number of Covid-19 cases registered […]

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Sri Lanka sees 550 new COVID cases and 10 more deaths

Wednesday, January 5th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed 10 more coronavirus-related deaths for January 04, increasing the death toll in the country due to the virus pandemic to 15,065. According to the figures released by the Government Information Department, the deaths reported today include 07 males and 03 females. Three of the patients are […]

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COVID: 629 cases confirmed and 18 new COVID deaths in Sri Lanka today

Tuesday, January 4th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Health reported that another 629 persons have tested positive for coronavirus today (January 04).  This figure includes 09 individuals who had arrived in the country from overseas. Following the new development, Sri Lanka’s tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases climbed to 588,929. The number of virus-infected patients currently undergoing treatment now […]

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COVID: 365 new cases detected and another 18 COVID deaths in Sri Lanka

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Health reported that another 365 persons have tested positive for coronavirus today (03).  This figure includes 06 persons who had arrived in the country from overseas. Sri Lanka’s tally of confirmed cases of Covid-19 climbs to 588,300 with this while the number of infected patients currently undergoing treatment is 12,135. […]

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Coronavirus: 339 new cases and 24 new COVID-19 related deaths reported in Sri Lanka

Sunday, January 2nd, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry says that another 339 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 today (02). This includes three persons who had arrived from overseas, according to the latest figures.  The total number of coronavirus cases confirmed in the country rises to 587,935 with this while approximately 11,967 infected patients are currently undergoing treatment.  […]

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Daily count of COVID cases moves to 351 and 16 new COVID deaths

Saturday, January 1st, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The daily count of COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka moved to 351 today (January 01), the Health Ministry confirmed. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 587,596. As many as 560,725 recoveries have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the outbreak of the COVID-19 […]

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Sri Lanka reports 563 new cases of Covid-19 and 18 new fatalities

Thursday, December 30th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry says that 563 persons have tested positive for coronavirus within today (30). This figure includes two persons who had returned from overseas.  This brings the tally of confirmed cases of Covid-19 reported in the country to 586,746. 11,471 patients infected with the virus are currently being treated across the island.  […]

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Sri Lanka confirms 419 new COVID cases and 21 new deaths recorded in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, December 29th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The daily count of COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka moved to 419 today (December 29), the Epidemiology Unit said. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 586,183. As many as 560,085 recoveries and 14,944 deaths have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the outbreak […]

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ADB to reimburse funds spent for Sinophram vaccines

Wednesday, December 29th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News The Asian Development Bank has agreed to reimburse USD 85 million spent for Sinopharm vaccines, stated State Minister Prof Channa Jayasumana

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Sri Lanka records 20 new COVID deaths and 479 cases today

Tuesday, December 28th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed 22 more coronavirus-related deaths for December 27, increasing the death toll in the country due to the virus pandemic to 14,923. According to the figures released by the Government Information Department, the deaths reported today include 12 males and 10 females. Six of the patients are […]

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50% of people show no interest in getting booster doses: PHIU

Monday, December 27th, 2021

Chaturanga Samrawickrama Courtesy The Daily Mirror Fifty percent of the public do not come forward to get their booster doses assuming there is no risk of COVID presently in the country, Public Health Officers’ (PHI) union Head Upul Rohana said. He told the Daily Mirror that the daily COVID positive case announcements was misleading the […]

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COVID: 458 cases and 17 more coronavirus deaths recorded in Sri Lanka today

Monday, December 27th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The daily count of COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka moved to 458 today (December 27), the Epidemiology Unit said. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 584,107. As many as 559,684 recoveries and 14,901 deaths have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the outbreak […]

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398 fresh cases and another 13 coronavirus deaths reported today

Sunday, December 26th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Health says that 398 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 within today (26).  This includes two persons who had returned from overseas. Meanwhile the tally of confirmed cases of coronavirus climbs to 583,649 with this.  9,329 patients infected with the virus are currently undergoing treatment across the island.  The Director […]

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Sri Lanka reports 529 new cases of coronavirus and another 19 coronavirus deaths

Saturday, December 25th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry says that another 529 persons have tested positive for Covid-19. The new cases confirmed today includes one returnee from overseas. This brings the total number of Covid-19 cases registered in the country to 583,251 while presently approximately 9,252 infected patients are undergoing treatment.  The Director General of Health Services has […]

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Sri Lanka reports 573 new coronavirus cases and 20 new COVID-related deaths

Friday, December 24th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry reports that 573 new cases of coronavirus have been detected in the country within today (24). This includes two persons who had arrived from overseas, the Govt. Information Department said in a release.  Meanwhile this brings the tally of Covid-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka thus far to 582,722. Presently […]

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554 novel coronavirus cases in total confirmed and death toll moves up with 21 new fatalities today

Thursday, December 23rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The daily count of COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka moved to 554 today (December 23) as 82 more people were tested positive for the virus, the Epidemiology Unit said. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 582,149. As many as 558,527 recoveries and 14,832 […]

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