COVID: 715 cases in total and 22 more deaths confirmed on Friday
Posted on December 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

The daily count of COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka moved to 715 today (December 17) as 177 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 578,439.

As many as 546,839 recoveries and 14,720 deaths have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

More than 16,800 active cases in total are currently under medical care, official figures showed.

The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed 22 more coronavirus-related deaths for December 16, increasing the death toll in the country due to the virus pandemic to 14,720.

According to the figures released by the Government Information Department, the deaths reported today include 15 males and 07 females.

Three of the patients are between the ages 30-59 years and the remaining 19 are in the age group of 60 years and above.

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