Coronavirus outbreak - Updates

Coronavirus: 918 new cases confirmed so far today

Coronavirus: 918 new cases confirmed so far today

The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health says 918 more people were tested positive for the novel coronavirus so far today (September 21). MORE..

| September 21, 2021  6:26 pm
Sri Lanka records 66 COVID-19 deaths on Monday

Sri Lanka records 66 COVID-19 deaths on Monday

The total number of people who fell victim to COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka moved up as 66 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Monday (September 21). MORE..

| September 21, 2021  6:22 pm
Sri Lanka reports another 1,047 coronavirus recoveries

Sri Lanka reports another 1,047 coronavirus recoveries

The Ministry of Health reported that another 1,047 coronavirus patients have recovered and have been discharged within the last 24 hours. MORE..

| September 21, 2021  3:24 pm
Pfizer/BioNTech say COVID vaccine safe & protective in kids aged 5-11 years

Pfizer/BioNTech say COVID vaccine safe & protective in kids aged 5-11 years

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE said on Monday their COVID-19 vaccine induced a robust immune response in 5- to 11-year-olds, and they plan to ask for regulatory authorization as soon as possible to use the shot in children in that age range in the United States, Europe and elsewhere. MORE..

| September 21, 2021  12:28 pm
Daily COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka moves to 1,509

Daily COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka moves to 1,509

The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 673 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 1,509. MORE..

| September 20, 2021  8:36 pm
Sri Lanka records 93 COVID-19 fatalities on Sunday

Sri Lanka records 93 COVID-19 fatalities on Sunday

The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed another 93 coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday (September 19), increasing the official death toll in the country to 12,218. MORE..

| September 20, 2021  7:04 pm
836 new COVID cases added to total count

836 new COVID cases added to total count

The Ministry of Health today (September 20) confirmed another 836 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. MORE..

| September 20, 2021  6:20 pm
COVID: 1,055 more patients discharged upon recovery

COVID: 1,055 more patients discharged upon recovery

The Health Ministry says that another 1,055 coronavirus patients have recovered and have been discharged from hospitals and treatment centers within the last 24 hours. MORE..

| September 20, 2021  3:18 pm
Daily COVID cases count climbs to 1,733

Daily COVID cases count climbs to 1,733

The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 436 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 1,733. MORE..

| September 19, 2021  9:46 pm
COVID: 103 new victims move death toll to 12,125

COVID: 103 new victims move death toll to 12,125

The total number people who fell victim to COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka moved up as 103 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Saturday (Sep. 18). MORE..

| September 19, 2021  6:09 pm
Sri Lanka confirms 1,297 new COVID-19 cases

Sri Lanka confirms 1,297 new COVID-19 cases

The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health says 1,297 more people were tested positive for the novel coronavirus so far today (September 19). MORE..

| September 19, 2021  5:34 pm
1,002 more recover from coronavirus

1,002 more recover from coronavirus

The Health Ministry says that another 1,002 coronavirus patients have recovered and have been discharged from hospitals and treatment centers within the last 24 hours. MORE..

| September 19, 2021  3:02 pm
Daily COVID cases count climbs to 1,983

Daily COVID cases count climbs to 1,983

The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 456 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 1,983. MORE..

| September 18, 2021  8:42 pm
Sri Lanka exceeds 12,000 total COVID-related deaths

Sri Lanka exceeds 12,000 total COVID-related deaths

The total number people who fell victim to COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka moved up as 84 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Friday (Sep. 17). MORE..

| September 18, 2021  6:06 pm
1,530 new COVID cases added to total count

1,530 new COVID cases added to total count

The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health says 1,530 more people were tested positive for the novel coronavirus so far today (September 18). MORE..

| September 18, 2021  5:54 pm
Coronavirus: 1,260 more patients discharged upon recovery

Coronavirus: 1,260 more patients discharged upon recovery

A total of 1,260 more COVID-19 patients were discharged from medical care today (Sep. 18) as they have recovered from the virus infection, the Ministry of Health said. MORE..

| September 18, 2021  3:03 pm
50 percent of Sri Lanka’s population fully vaccinated against COVID-19

50 percent of Sri Lanka’s population fully vaccinated against COVID-19

The total number of people in Sri Lanka who received both doses of their respective COVID-19 vaccine has reached 10,968,195 on Friday (Sep. 17). MORE..

| September 18, 2021  10:26 am
Four million more Sinopharm vaccine doses arrive in Sri Lanka

Four million more Sinopharm vaccine doses arrive in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka received another shipment of COVID-19 vaccines containing 04 million Sinopharm doses today (Sep. 18). MORE..

| September 18, 2021  10:25 am
Sri Lanka exceeds 500,000 total COVID-19 cases

Sri Lanka exceeds 500,000 total COVID-19 cases

Sri Lanka has registered 2,078 new coronavirus cases on Friday, taking the total above 500,000 cases since the start of the pandemic. MORE..

| September 17, 2021  8:41 pm
Sri Lanka reports another 121 coronavirus deaths

Sri Lanka reports another 121 coronavirus deaths

The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another 121 coronavirus related deaths for September 16, increasing the country’s death toll due to the virus to 11,938. MORE..

| September 17, 2021  6:34 pm
COVID: 1,278 new cases confirmed so far today

COVID: 1,278 new cases confirmed so far today

The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health says 1,278 more people were tested positive for the novel coronavirus so far today (September 17). MORE..

| September 17, 2021  5:55 pm
Covid-19: another 1,186 infected patients recover

Covid-19: another 1,186 infected patients recover

The Ministry of Health says that another 1,186 coronavirus patients have been discharged after completing recovery within the last 24 hours. MORE..

| September 17, 2021  4:35 pm
Pfizer vaccine to be given to children aged 15-19 in Sri Lanka

Pfizer vaccine to be given to children aged 15-19 in Sri Lanka

The Government of Sri Lanka has decided to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to children between the ages of 15 and 19 years, a minister said. MORE..

| September 17, 2021  2:06 pm
Daily COVID cases count climbs to 2,271

Daily COVID cases count climbs to 2,271

The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 889 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 2,271. MORE..

| September 16, 2021  9:08 pm
Sri Lanka records 118 new COVID-related deaths

Sri Lanka records 118 new COVID-related deaths

The total number people who fell victim to COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka moved up as 118 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Wednesday (Sep. 15). MORE..

| September 16, 2021  6:51 pm
COVID: 1,382 people test positive for the virus

COVID: 1,382 people test positive for the virus

The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health says 1,382 more people were tested positive for the novel coronavirus so far today (September 16). MORE..

| September 16, 2021  6:30 pm
Coronavirus recoveries count up by 1,336

Coronavirus recoveries count up by 1,336

The Ministry of Health reports that another 1,336 coronavirus patients have recovered and have been discharged within the last 24 hours. MORE..

| September 16, 2021  4:02 pm
Daily COVID-19 cases tally climbs to 2,314

Daily COVID-19 cases tally climbs to 2,314

The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reported that 572 more people were tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka today (Sep. 15), moving the daily total of new cases to 2,314. MORE..

| September 15, 2021  9:00 pm
Sri Lanka confirms another 132 coronavirus deaths

Sri Lanka confirms another 132 coronavirus deaths

The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another 132 Covid-19 related deaths for September 14, increasing the death toll in the country due to the virus to 11,699. MORE..

| September 15, 2021  7:40 pm
1,742 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed

1,742 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed

The Ministry of Health today (September 15) confirmed another 1,742 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. MORE..

| September 15, 2021  6:11 pm
11,605 more patients recover from novel coronavirus

11,605 more patients recover from novel coronavirus

A total of 11,605 more COVID-19 patients were discharged from medical care as they have recovered from the virus infection, the Ministry of Health stated. MORE..

| September 15, 2021  5:31 pm
Coronavirus: 2,475 positive cases recorded within the day

Coronavirus: 2,475 positive cases recorded within the day

The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reported that 847 more people were tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka today (Sep. 14), moving the daily total of new cases to 2,475. MORE..

| September 14, 2021  9:32 pm
Sri Lanka confirms another 136 coronavirus deaths

Sri Lanka confirms another 136 coronavirus deaths

The total number of people who fell victim to COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka soared yet again as 136 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Monday (September 13). MORE..

| September 14, 2021  7:40 pm
1,628 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed

1,628 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed

The Ministry of Health today (September 14) confirmed another 1,628 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. MORE..

| September 14, 2021  6:52 pm
COVID: 1,354 more patients discharged upon recovery

COVID: 1,354 more patients discharged upon recovery

A total of 1,354 more COVID-19 patients were discharged from medical care as they have recovered from the virus infection, the Ministry of Health stated. MORE..

| September 14, 2021  3:20 pm
Daily COVID cases count climbs to 2,560

Daily COVID cases count climbs to 2,560

The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 805 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 2,560. MORE..

| September 13, 2021  10:56 pm
Sri Lanka records 135 new COVID-related deaths

Sri Lanka records 135 new COVID-related deaths

The total number of people who fell victim to COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka soared yet again as 135 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Sunday (September 13). MORE..

| September 13, 2021  7:27 pm
COVID infections tally moves up with 1,755 new cases

COVID infections tally moves up with 1,755 new cases

The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health says that another 1,755 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus so far today (September 13). MORE..

| September 13, 2021  5:28 pm
Sri Lanka reports another 1,483 Covid-19 recoveries

Sri Lanka reports another 1,483 Covid-19 recoveries

The Ministry of Health reported that another 1,483 Covid-19 infected patients have completed recovery and have been discharged within the last 24 hours. MORE..

| September 13, 2021  3:17 pm
Daily COVID cases count climbs to 2,642

Daily COVID cases count climbs to 2,642

The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reported that 620 more people were tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka today (Sep. 12), moving the daily total of new cases to 2,642. MORE..

| September 12, 2021  8:54 pm
144 more people fall victim to COVID-19

144 more people fall victim to COVID-19

The total number people died of COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka moved up with 144 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Saturday (Sep. 11). MORE..

| September 12, 2021  8:01 pm
Coronavirus: 2,022 new cases confirmed in Sri Lanka

Coronavirus: 2,022 new cases confirmed in Sri Lanka

The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health says that another 2,022 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus so far today (September 12). MORE..

| September 12, 2021  6:45 pm
1,579 more recover from coronavirus

1,579 more recover from coronavirus

The Health Ministry says that another 1,579 coronavirus patients have recovered and have been discharged from hospitals and treatment centers within the last 24 hours. MORE..

| September 12, 2021  3:08 pm
Daily COVID cases count climbs to 2,796

Daily COVID cases count climbs to 2,796

The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 914 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 2,796. MORE..

| September 11, 2021  10:19 pm
COVID death toll crosses 11,000 with 157 new fatalities

COVID death toll crosses 11,000 with 157 new fatalities

The total number people who fell victim to COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka moved up as 157 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Friday (Sep. 10). MORE..

| September 11, 2021  7:30 pm
1,882 more people test positive for COVID-19

1,882 more people test positive for COVID-19

The Ministry of Health confirms that 1,882 more persons were tested positive for the novel coronavirus so far today (September 11). All new cases have been associated with the New Year COVID-19 cluster. MORE..

| September 11, 2021  5:44 pm
COVID recoveries tally moves up as 1,605 patients regain health

COVID recoveries tally moves up as 1,605 patients regain health

A total of 1,605 more COVID-19 patients were discharged from medical care as they have recovered from the virus infection, the Ministry of Health stated. MORE..

| September 11, 2021  2:40 pm
Coronavirus: 2,842 new positive cases recorded within the day

Coronavirus: 2,842 new positive cases recorded within the day

The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that 814 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 2,842. MORE..

| September 10, 2021  9:35 pm
Sri Lanka confirms 131 new COVID-related deaths

Sri Lanka confirms 131 new COVID-related deaths

The total number people who fell victim to COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka moved up as 131 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Thursday (Sep. 09). MORE..

| September 10, 2021  7:41 pm
COVID infections tally moves up with 2,028 new cases

COVID infections tally moves up with 2,028 new cases

The Ministry of Health confirms that 2,028 more persons were tested positive for the novel coronavirus so far today (September 10). MORE..

| September 10, 2021  6:59 pm