Daily COVID cases hit record high with over 1,600 new infections
Posted on April 30th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

Sri Lanka’s COVID infections soared yet again on Friday (April 30) as 740 more people were tested positive for the virus.

Following the new development, the island nation has recorded a total of 1,662 fresh cases of coronavirus within the day, marking the highest single-day spike in infections.

Sri Lanka’s daily cases count have been staying above the grim milestone of 1,000 for a fourth consecutive day since April 27.

Government Information Department said 1,636 of the new infections were linked to the New Year Cluster and the remaining 26 have been identified as arrivals from foreign countries.

According to official figures, Sri Lanka’s confirmed coronavirus cases count now stands at 108,146 and 11,504 active cases are still under medical care at treatment centres and hospital.

Number of patients who recovered from the virus infection meanwhile sits at 95,975.

Sri Lanka has also witnessed 667 deaths since the outbreak of the pandemic last year.

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