720 coronavirus cases identified within the day

The Ministry of Health says that another 160 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, increasing the daily count of new cases reported today to 720.

This brings Sri Lanka’s total number of registered Covid-19 cases thus far to 526,383.

Nearly 33,000 infected patients are currently undergoing treatment islandwide while total recovereis has surpassed 48,000.


Sri Lanka confirms another 35 coronavirus deaths

The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another 35 coronavirus related deaths for October 09, increasing the death toll in Sri Lanka due to the virus to 13,331.

According to the figures released by the Govt. Information Department, the victims confirmed today includes 18 males and 17 females.

One of the deceased, a female, is below the age of 30 years while four of the victims are between 30-59 years.

Meanwhile the remaining thirty fatalities are persons aged 60 years and above. – ada derana

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