Sri Lanka confirms 680 COVID cases and 31 deaths in total within the day
Posted on October 13th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

The daily total of COVID-19 cases moved to 680 today (October 13) as 167 more people were tested positive for the virus infection in Sri Lanka, the Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry says.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 528,415.

According to the Government Information Department, 679 of the latest cases were associated with the New Year Cluster. The remaining patient is a returnee from overseas.

As many as 491,238 recoveries and 13,408 deaths have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Official data showed that 23,700 active cases in total are currently under medical care.

Meanwhile the Director General of Health Services has confirmed another 31 Covid-19 related deaths for October 12, increasing the death toll in the country due to the virus to 13,408.

According to figures released by the Govt. Information Department, the deaths reported today include 20 males and 11 females. 

Eight of the victims are aged between 30-59 while the other 23 victims are aged 60 years and above. 

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