Coronavirus outbreak - Updates

Sri Lanka’s coronavirus death toll climbs to 620

Sri Lanka’s coronavirus death toll climbs to 620

The Director General of Health Services has confirmed two more COVID-19 related deaths increasing Sri Lanka’s death toll due to the virus pandemic to 620. MORE..

| April 19, 2021  9:05 pm
87 more persons test positive for Covid-19

87 more persons test positive for Covid-19

The National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) reports that another 87 persons have tested positive for coronavirus in Sri Lanka. MORE..

| April 19, 2021  8:48 pm
Former Indian PM Manmohan Singh tests positive for COVID-19

Former Indian PM Manmohan Singh tests positive for COVID-19

Former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, 88, has tested positive for COVID-19 and been admitted to the Trauma Centre of Delhi’s AIIMS, according to news agency ANI. MORE..

| April 19, 2021  8:26 pm
261 more Covid-19 recoveries reported

261 more Covid-19 recoveries reported

The Ministry of Health confirms that another 261 patients being treated for Covid-19 have been discharged from hospital after fully recovering. MORE..

| April 19, 2021  8:04 pm
Administering of second dose of COVID vaccine from May - State Minister

Administering of second dose of COVID vaccine from May - State Minister

The advisory panel on non-communicable diseases has decided to commence the administering of second dose of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from the first week of May, according to State Minister Prof. Channa Jayasumana.

| April 19, 2021  5:46 pm
Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 cases tally hits 97,000

Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 cases tally hits 97,000

The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry says that another 204 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus today. MORE..

| April 19, 2021  5:39 pm
India: Six-day complete lockdown in Delhi amid rising covid cases

India: Six-day complete lockdown in Delhi amid rising covid cases

Delhi in India will be under a six-day lockdown from 10 pm tonight to 5 am next Monday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced today (19), calling it necessary with resources at a breaking point in an escalating Covid crisis. Only essential services will be allowed, Indian media reported. MORE..

| April 19, 2021  1:10 pm
Coronavirus: 27 more cases and another death reported

Coronavirus: 27 more cases and another death reported

Ministry of Health on Friday (April 18) confirmed 27 more new cases of the COVID-19 in Sri Lanka as the daily cases count reached 287. MORE..

| April 18, 2021  9:17 pm
Sri Lanka reports 260 new COVID cases

Sri Lanka reports 260 new COVID cases

A total of 260 more persons were tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka today (April 18) as the confirmed cases count reached 96,699. MORE..

| April 18, 2021  6:37 pm
India running out of Covid jabs putting global supplies under threat

India running out of Covid jabs putting global supplies under threat

India is running out of Covid vaccines amid a brutal second wave that has seen both cases and deaths in the country soar to record levels. MORE..

| April 18, 2021  5:51 pm
281 more recover from coronavirus

281 more recover from coronavirus

The Ministry of Health says that another 281 patients have recovered from coronavirus and have been discharged from hospitals and treatment centers. MORE..

| April 18, 2021  4:03 pm
Coronavirus: 253 new cases confirmed within the day

Coronavirus: 253 new cases confirmed within the day

Ministry of Health on Saturday (April 17) confirmed 85 more new cases of the COVID-19 in Sri Lanka as the daily cases count reached 253. MORE..

| April 18, 2021  4:33 am
Two COVID deaths from Kelaniya & Kurunegala

Two COVID deaths from Kelaniya & Kurunegala

Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll climbed to 617 today (April 17) as two more persons were confirmed to have died of the virus infection. MORE..

| April 17, 2021  10:49 pm
Sri Lanka registers 168 new COVID infections

Sri Lanka registers 168 new COVID infections

Sri Lanka saw an uptick in COVID infections today (April 17) as 168 more persons were tested positive for the virus. MORE..

| April 17, 2021  7:13 pm
New Delhi enters weekend lockdown as India grapples with COVID cases surge

New Delhi enters weekend lockdown as India grapples with COVID cases surge

New Delhi went into a weekend lockdown Saturday as India faces a ferocious new coronavirus wave, with more than 200,000 fresh daily cases and families clamouring for drugs and hospital beds. MORE..

| April 17, 2021  5:26 pm
221 more coronavirus patients regain health

221 more coronavirus patients regain health

The Ministry of Health says 221 more patients who were infected with coronavirus have been discharged from medical care. MORE..

| April 17, 2021  4:13 pm
159 cases of Covid-19 reported today

159 cases of Covid-19 reported today

The Ministry of Health reports that another 30 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 bringing the tally of fresh cases detected within the day to 159. MORE..

| April 16, 2021  9:40 pm
Seven new COVID fatalities confirmed in Sri Lanka

Seven new COVID fatalities confirmed in Sri Lanka

Seven new COVID-related deaths were reported in Sri Lanka today (April 16), the Director-General of Health Services confirmed. MORE..

| April 16, 2021  6:32 pm
Sri Lanka records 129 new COVID cases

Sri Lanka records 129 new COVID cases

A total of 129 more persons were tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka today (April 16) as the confirmed cases count reached 96,078. MORE..

| April 16, 2021  5:45 pm
Coronavirus: Sri Lanka reports 303 new recoveries

Coronavirus: Sri Lanka reports 303 new recoveries

The Ministry of Health says 303 more patients who were infected with coronavirus have been discharged from medical care. MORE..

| April 16, 2021  3:51 pm
Global COVID death toll surpasses 3 million

Global COVID death toll surpasses 3 million

More than 3 million deaths related to COVID-19 infection have been reported around the world, foreign media reported. MORE..

| April 16, 2021  2:18 pm
Coronavirus: Daily cases count on Thursday hits 167

Coronavirus: Daily cases count on Thursday hits 167

Ministry of Health on Friday (April 15) confirmed 40 more new cases of the COVID-19 in Sri Lanka as the daily cases count reached 167. MORE..

| April 16, 2021  2:02 am
Four new COVID-19 deaths reported

Four new COVID-19 deaths reported

Four new COVID-related deaths were confirmed in Sri Lanka on Monday (April 15), says the Director-General of Health Services. MORE..

| April 15, 2021  10:44 pm
Coronavirus: 157 patients discharged upon recovery

Coronavirus: 157 patients discharged upon recovery

The Ministry of Health says 157 more patients who were infected with coronavirus have been discharged from medical care. MORE..

| April 15, 2021  3:40 pm
Two new COVID deaths in recorded Sri Lanka

Two new COVID deaths in recorded Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has confirmed two more COVID-related deaths on Wednesday (April 14), according to the Director-General of Health Services. MORE..

| April 15, 2021  7:22 am
Uptick in COVID cases as 99 more test positive

Uptick in COVID cases as 99 more test positive

Sri Lanka saw an uptick in COVID infections today (April 14) as 99 more persons were tested positive for the virus. MORE..

| April 14, 2021  5:19 pm
225 new COVID recoveries in Sri Lanka

225 new COVID recoveries in Sri Lanka

The Ministry of Health says 225 more patients who were infected with coronavirus have been discharged from medical care. MORE..

| April 14, 2021  3:54 pm
Johnson & Johnson vaccine rollout paused over rare blood clots

Johnson & Johnson vaccine rollout paused over rare blood clots

The US, South Africa and European Union will temporarily stop the rollout of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Covid jab, after reports of rare blood clotting. MORE..

| April 14, 2021  9:35 am
Daily COVID infections on Tuesday hits 185

Daily COVID infections on Tuesday hits 185

(UPDATED) Sri Lanka has confirmed 73 more new cases of the COVID-19 on Tuesday (April 13), as the daily cases count reached 226. MORE..

| April 13, 2021  10:41 pm
Russia expects India to produce 50 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine a month

Russia expects India to produce 50 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine a month

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) on Tuesday said it expects over 50 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine to be manufactured in India by this summer. MORE..

| April 13, 2021  9:31 pm
Sri Lanka’s COVID figures up by 153 new cases

Sri Lanka’s COVID figures up by 153 new cases

A total of 153 more persons were tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka today (April 13) as the confirmed cases count reached 95,547. MORE..

| April 13, 2021  5:34 pm
Coronavirus: 151 patients return to health

Coronavirus: 151 patients return to health

The Ministry of Health says 151 more patients who were infected with coronavirus have been discharged from medical care. MORE..

| April 13, 2021  5:02 pm
Sri Lanka’s COVID death toll tops 600

Sri Lanka’s COVID death toll tops 600

Four new COVID-related deaths were confirmed in Sri Lanka on Monday (April 12), says the Director-General of Health Services. MORE..

| April 13, 2021  1:28 pm
225 total coronavirus cases reported today

225 total coronavirus cases reported today

Sri Lanka on Sunday (April 12) confirmed another 43 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus in the country as total infections detected within the day reached 225. MORE..

| April 12, 2021  9:35 pm
Chinese Covid-19 vaccine efficacy is ‘not high,’ top health official admits

Chinese Covid-19 vaccine efficacy is ‘not high,’ top health official admits

The efficacy of Chinese Covid-19 vaccines is “not high” and authorities are weighing options to bolster protection -- including mixing different shots, China’s top disease control official has said. MORE..

| April 12, 2021  6:11 pm
182 new cases of Covid-19 reported

182 new cases of Covid-19 reported

The Ministry of Health says that another 182 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 in Sri Lanka. MORE..

| April 12, 2021  5:32 pm
Another 144 more recover from coronavirus

Another 144 more recover from coronavirus

The Ministry of Health says that another 144 patients have recovered from coronavirus and have been discharged from hospitals and treatment centers. MORE..

| April 12, 2021  3:33 pm
Coronavirus: India overtakes Brazil as second-worst hit country

Coronavirus: India overtakes Brazil as second-worst hit country

India reported another record daily surge in coronavirus infections Monday to overtake Brazil as the second-worst hit country. MORE..

| April 12, 2021  2:57 pm
225 coronavirus cases reported within the day

225 coronavirus cases reported within the day

Sri Lanka on Sunday (April 11) confirmed another 55 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus in the country as total infections detected within the day reached 225. MORE..

| April 11, 2021  10:25 pm
Two more coronavirus deaths reported

Two more coronavirus deaths reported

Sri Lanka has reported 02 more coronavirus-related deaths, the Director-General of Health Services confirmed today (April 11). MORE..

| April 11, 2021  8:55 pm
COVID-19 caseload in Sri Lanka climbs past 95,000

COVID-19 caseload in Sri Lanka climbs past 95,000

A total of 170 more persons were tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka today (April 11) as the confirmed cases count reached 95,018. MORE..

| April 11, 2021  5:42 pm
175 more recover from coronavirus

175 more recover from coronavirus

The Ministry of Health says that another 175 patients have recovered from coronavirus and have been discharged from hospitals and treatment centers. MORE..

| April 11, 2021  4:46 pm
COVID: 284 new infections registered on Saturday

COVID: 284 new infections registered on Saturday

Ministry of Health on Saturday (April 10) confirmed 124 more new cases of the COVID-19 in Sri Lanka as the daily cases count reached 284. MORE..

| April 11, 2021  7:35 am
Another COVID-19 death in Sri Lanka

Another COVID-19 death in Sri Lanka

Director-General of Health Services has confirmed another COVID-related death in Sri Lanka on Saturday (April 10). MORE..

| April 10, 2021  10:10 pm
Coronavirus figures up by 160 new infections

Coronavirus figures up by 160 new infections

A total of 160 more persons were tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka today (April 10) as the confirmed cases count reached 94,724. MORE..

| April 10, 2021  5:58 pm
Sri Lanka reports 184 new COVID recoveries

Sri Lanka reports 184 new COVID recoveries

The Ministry of Health says 184 more patients who were infected with coronavirus have been discharged from medical care. MORE..

| April 10, 2021  4:16 pm
Coronavirus: WHO chief criticises ‘shocking’ global vaccine divide

Coronavirus: WHO chief criticises ‘shocking’ global vaccine divide

The World Health Organization (WHO) has criticised what it describes as a “shocking imbalance” in the distribution of coronavirus vaccines between rich and poor countries. MORE..

| April 10, 2021  2:33 pm
Two COVID-19 deaths recorded on Friday

Two COVID-19 deaths recorded on Friday

Sri Lanka has confirmed two new COVID-related fatalities on Friday (April 09), says the Director-General of Health Services. MORE..

| April 10, 2021  8:01 am
Coronavirus: Daily cases count on Friday hits 228

Coronavirus: Daily cases count on Friday hits 228

Ministry of Health on Friday (April 09) confirmed 116 more new cases of the COVID-19 in Sri Lanka as the daily cases count reached 228. MORE..

| April 10, 2021  2:19 am
Sri Lanka reports 112 new COVID infections

Sri Lanka reports 112 new COVID infections

A total of 112 more persons were tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka today (April 07) as the confirmed cases count reached 94,448. MORE..

| April 9, 2021  6:05 pm