570 new coronavirus cases and 23 deaths confirmed within today
Posted on October 18th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

The Health Ministry says that another 103 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 increasing the daily count of new cases to 570.

This includes 102 patients associated with the New year COvid-19 cluster and one returnee from overseas.

This brings the total number of Covi-19 cases registered in Sri Lanka to 532,218 while 25,736 infected patients are currently being treated across the island. 

Meanwhile the Director General of Health Services has confirmed another 23 Covid-19 related deaths for October 17, increasing the death toll in the country due to the virus to 13,507.

According to figures released by the Govt. Information Department, the deaths reported today include 10 males and 13 females. 

Two of the victims, a male and female, are aged between 30-59 years while the other 21 victims are aged 60 years and above. 

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