Sri Lanka identifies 1,282 new Covid-19 cases and confirms 23 new deaths
Posted on February 18th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana

The Health Ministry says that another 1,282 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 today, as the daily count of new cases continues to rise in the country.

This brings the tally of Covid-19 cases registered in the country thus far to 634,333. 

According to official figures, 596,639 positive cases have recovered.

Following the new development, the number of virus-infected people who are undergoing treatment moved to 21,745. Meanwhile, the death toll stands at 15,949.

The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed 23 new coronavirus-related fatalities for February 17, moving the death toll in the country from the virus to 15,949.

This includes 17 males and 06 females, according to the Department of Government Information.

Eight of the deceased were in the age group of 30-59 years. The remaining 15 victims were aged 60 years and above

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