Daily COVID cases count crosses 800 for third straight day and records 17 new COVID deaths
Posted on January 21st, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana

The count of new Covid-19 cases surpassed the 800-mark for the third consecutive day as 840 people in total were confirmed positive for the virus today (January 21).

According to the Government Information Department, the newly-detected cases include 06 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 600,203.

As many as 569,043 recoveries have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

More than 15,800 active cases in total are currently under medical care and the death toll stands at 15,272, official figures showed.

The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed another 17 coronavirus-related deaths for January 20, increasing the death toll in the country due to the virus to 15,272.

This includes 13 males and 04 females, according to the Department of Government Information.

Six of the victims are in the age group of 30-59 years. Another one is aged below 30 years and the remaining 10 patients are aged 60 years and above.

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