Sri Lanka reports 580 new Covid-19 cases and death toll moves up with 13 more victims
Posted on January 8th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana

Another 580 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus today (January 08) the Ministry of Health reported.

This figure includes 06 persons who recently arrived from overseas while the rest are new community cases. 

The total number of Covid-19 cases registered in the country thus far stands at 591,231 with the new development. The number of infected patients currently undergoing treatment meanwhile went up to 9,183.

The recoveries tally reached 566,936 as 176 more patients were discharged upon recovery today.

Further, the Covid-19 death toll in the country moved to 15,112 with 13 new victims.

Meanwhile, the Director-General of Health Services has confirmed 13 more coronavirus-related deaths for January 07, increasing the death toll in the country due to the virus pandemic to 15,112.

According to the figures released by the Government Information Department, the deaths reported today include 08 males and 05 females.

One of the patients is between the ages of 30-59 years. Another one is aged below 30 years and the remaining 11 are in the age group of 60 years.

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