554 novel coronavirus cases in total confirmed and death toll moves up with 21 new fatalities today
Posted on December 23rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

The daily count of COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka moved to 554 today (December 23) as 82 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 582,149.

As many as 558,527 recoveries and 14,832 deaths have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

More than 8,700 active cases in total are currently under medical care, official figures showed.

The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed 21 more coronavirus-related deaths for December 22, increasing the death toll in the country due to the virus pandemic to 14,832.

According to the figures released by the Government Information Department, the deaths reported today include 14 males and 07 females.

Three of the patients are between the ages 30-59 years and the remaining 18 are in the age group of 60 years and above.

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