Daily COVID cases count hits 728 and 23 deaths today
Posted on November 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

The daily count of COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka moved to 728 today (November 17) as 196 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 553,722.

As many as 525,188 recoveries and 14,057 deaths have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the COVID-19 outbreak.

More than 14,400 active cases in total are currently under medical care, official figures showed.

Meanwhile, the Director-General of Health Services has confirmed 23 new coronavirus-related deaths for November 16, pushing the death toll in the country due to the virus infection to 14,057.

The deaths confirmed today include 13 males and 10 females, according to the Department of Government Information.

Two of the victims are between the ages 30-59 years and the remaining 21 are in the age group of 60 years and above.

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