Sri Lanka records 672 new cases of novel coronavirus and death toll goes up with 13 new victims
Posted on January 18th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana

The daily count of COVID-19 cases recorded in Sri Lanka moved to 672 today (January 18), the Health Ministry said.

According to the Government Information Department, the newly-detected cases include 05 individuals who recently arrived on the island from overseas.

The latest development has brought the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country so far to 597,707.

As many as 568,506 recoveries have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

More than 13,900 active cases in total are currently under medical care and the death toll stands at 15,231, official figures showed.

The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed another 13 coronavirus-related deaths for January 16, increasing the death toll in the country due to the virus to 15,231.

This includes 08 males and 05 females, according to the Department of Government Information.

Two of the victims are in the age group of 30-59 years. The remaining 11 patients are aged 60 years and above.

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