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Sri Lanka has enough Oxygen in hand, says Health Ministry

Thursday, July 29th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Despite the dependency on oxygen over COVID-19 patients has fairly gone up, there is no shortage of Oxygen required to provide treatment for COVID patients in the country, the Health Ministry said. Deputy Director General of Health Services Dr. Hemantha Herath dismissed reports that there is an imminent danger of a […]

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Sri Lanka confirms 66 more Covid-19 deaths

Thursday, July 29th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another 66 coronavirus related deaths for July 28, increasing the death toll due to the virus in Sri Lanka to 4,324. Forty-one of the victims are males while the remaining 25 are females. Seventeen are between the ages 30-59 while 49 are aged 60 and […]

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Covid-19: 479 new cases push daily count to 2,329

Thursday, July 29th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Health says that another 479 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, increasing today’s tally of new Covid-19 cases to 2,329. All new cases reported within today are associated with the New Year Covid-19 cluster.   Meanwhile this pushes the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 reported in Sri […]

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56 new Covid-19 cases reported from an estate

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

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Daily COVID cases climb to 1,919 while deaths go up by 63

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 539 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 1,919. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 301,832. As many as 271,855 recoveries have been confirmed […]

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Sri Lanka confirms over 1,700 COVID cases within the day

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A total of 526 more people tested positive for COVID-19 today (July 27), bringing the daily count of positive cases to 1,711. According to the Government Information Department, 1,688 of the new cases reported today have been associated with the New Year cluster. The new development has brought Sri Lanka’s confirmed coronavirus cases […]

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Sri Lanka’s COVID death toll moves up with 48 new victims

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has registered 48 more COVID-19 related fatalities confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Friday (July 26). The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in Sri Lanka to 4,195. According to the data released by the Department of Government Information, the latest victims confirmed […]

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Coronavirus: Another 1,185 new cases confirmed

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Health reports that another 1,185 persons have tested positive for coronavirus today (July 27). All new cases are associated with the New Year Covid-19 cluster. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country thus far to 299,366. Presently 24,863 infected patients are being treated at hospitals […]

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Daily COVID cases climb to 1,653 while deaths go up by 48

Monday, July 26th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 635 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 1,653. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 298,181. As many as 269,007 recoveries have been confirmed […]

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Country will be reopened after all above 30 are vaccinated – Bandula

Sunday, July 25th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana All Sri Lankans over the age of 30 will be vaccinated by September, according to Minister Bandula Gunawardena. Minister of Trade stated that the country will be reopened after that vaccination milestone. He mentioned this speaking at the opening of the new Sathosa branch in Bulathsinhala today (July 25). By September, we will […]

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Coronavirus: 45 more COVID-19 related fatalities reported

Sunday, July 25th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Health reports that another 1,190 persons have tested positive for coronavirus today (July 25). All new cases are associated with the New Year Covid-19 cluster. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country thus far to 296,516. Presently 24,860 infected patients are being treated at hospitals […]

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Daily coronavirus case tally at 1,656

Sunday, July 25th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 446 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 1,656. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 296,962. As many as 267,602 recoveries and 4,099 deaths […]

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COVID death toll moves up with 52 new victims

Saturday, July 24th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has registered 52 more COVID-19 related fatalities confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Friday (July 24). The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in Sri Lanka to 4,054. According to the data released by the Department of Government Information, the latest victims confirmed […]

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Sri Lanka records 1,737 coronavirus cases in total today

Saturday, July 24th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A total of 517 more people tested positive for COVID-19 today (July 24), bringing the daily count of positive cases reached 1,737. According to the Government Information Department, 1,707 new cases reported today have been associated with the New Year cluster. Meanwhile, the remaining 30 were identified as arrivals from foreign countries. The […]

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SL in further trouble as more Delta variant cases reported from 14 areas

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror Sri Lanka has recorded 30 more fresh cases of the Delta variant in 14 areas in the country, the Health Ministry said. The patients have been identified in areas such as Kotte, Kolonnawa, Angoda, Nawagamuwa, Mahabage, Katunayaka, Negombo, Ratmalana, Beruwala, Galle, Matara, Dambulla, Vavuniya and Mullaithivu. Accordingly, this takes […]

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Sri Lanka’s COVID death toll crosses 4,000

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll surpassed the grim milestone of 4,000 today (July 23) with 43 more victims confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services. According to official data, new fatalities have moved the total to 4,002. Data released by the Department of Government Information showed that the latest victims confirmed today include […]

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Daily coronavirus cases count reaches 1,785 today

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A total of 475 more people tested positive for COVID-19 today (July 23), raising the daily count of positive cases reached 1,785. According to the Government Information Department, the new cases reported today have been associated with the New Year cluster, which has recorded a total of 284,770 virus infections since mid-April this […]

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Sri Lanka reports 42 more COVID-19 related deaths

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another 42 coronavirus related deaths for July 21, increasing the death toll in Sri Lanka due to the virus to 3,959. The deaths reported today includes 25 males and 17 females with one of them below the age of 30.  Six victims are between the […]

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Coronavirus: daily cases count climbs to 1,714

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Health says that another 586 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus today, increasing the daily count of Covid-19 cases to 1,714.  This brings the tally of Covid-19 positive cases confirmed in Sri Lanka to 291,298. 22,646 infected patients are currently under medical care while total recoveries stand at […]

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Majority that succumbed to COVID didn’t receive a single vaccine dose’

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarchchi stated that a majority of patients that succumbed to COVID-19 have not received even one dose of the COVID vaccine. The Minister requested the people over the age of 60 and others with various complications to take part in the vaccination rollout and to get vaccinated to protect […]

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Over 300 vaccinated Policemen infected with COVID-19 in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 20 (Daily Mirror) – Over 300 policemen have been infected with COVID-19, weeks after both doses of vaccines had been administered on them, the Daily Mirror learns from informed sources. The Police Department has sent a letter to the health experts, raising concerns over the situation, but have mentioned that none […]

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Notice for those awaiting the AstraZeneca 2nd dose in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 20 (NewsWire) – The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to be administered as the second dose will arrive in Sri Lanka this week, the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) announced. Regional Epidemiologist of the CMC Dr. Dinuka Guruge assured that the vaccines will be made available for everyone who received the AstraZeneca vaccine as […]

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1,511 COVID cases registered within the day

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A total of 449 more people tested positive for COVID-19 today (July 20), raising the daily count of positive cases reached 1,511. According to the Government Information Department, the new cases reported today have been associated with the New Year cluster, which has recorded a total of 279,705 virus infections since mid-April this […]

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Forty-three more fatalities from coronavirus

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed 43 more COVID-19 related fatalities that have occurred yesterday (July 19). The new development has pushed the official death toll due to the virus in Sri Lanka to 3,870. According to the data released by the Department of Government Information, the new victims confirmed today include […]

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Sri Lanka’s district-wise vaccination details released

Monday, July 19th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 19 (NewsWire) – Over 7.36 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been administered as the first and second dose in Sri Lanka to date. According to the Health Ministry, 925,242 people have been administered the AstraZeneca vaccine as the first dose, while 385,885 people have been provided as the second […]

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20-30 percent infections in Colombo are of Delta variant – Dr. Hemantha Herath

Monday, July 19th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Ministry of Health says that 20 to 30 percent of COVID-19 infections reported from the Colombo District can be of the Delta variant. Deputy Director-General of Health Services Dr. Hemantha Herath said that this is revealed through the testing of samples collected from reported infections. We find information on the variants only through […]

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Daily coronavirus case tally at 1,464

Monday, July 19th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 484 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 1,464. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 286,419. As many as 261,848 recoveries and 3,827 deaths […]

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Sri Lanka reports 48 more COVID-19 fatalities

Monday, July 19th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed 48 more COVID-19 related fatalities that have occurred yesterday (July 18). The new development has pushed the official death toll due to the virus in Sri Lanka to 3,827. According to the data released by the Department of Government Information, the new victims confirmed today include […]

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50 percent of COVID-19 patients at National Hospital in need of oxygen

Monday, July 19th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Fifty percent of the COVID-19 patients receiving treatment at Colombo National Hospital, reportedly, require oxygen therapy. This was revealed at a press conference held at the Health Promotion Bureau today (July 19). Speaking on the matter, specialist physician Dr. Upul Dissanayake said that nearly 200 confirmed cases of COVID-19 are currently receiving treatment […]

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Over 2,000 cases of pregnant women with COVID (English)

Sunday, July 18th, 2021

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