Coronavirus outbreak - Updates

Sri Lanka records 672 new cases of novel coronavirus

Sri Lanka records 672 new cases of novel coronavirus

The daily count of COVID-19 cases recorded in Sri Lanka moved to 672 today (January 18), the Health Ministry said. MORE..

| January 18, 2022  9:59 pm
COVID death toll goes up with 13 new victims

COVID death toll goes up with 13 new victims

The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed another 13 coronavirus-related deaths for January 16, increasing the death toll in the country due to the virus to 15,231. MORE..

| January 18, 2022  6:17 pm
Coronavirus: 133 more patients regain health

Coronavirus: 133 more patients regain health

A total of 133 more patients have recovered from Covid-19 infection within the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said today. MORE..

| January 18, 2022  3:16 pm
688 new cases of Covid-19 reported in Sri Lanka

688 new cases of Covid-19 reported in Sri Lanka

The Health Ministry says that another 688 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 today (17), increasing the tally of confirmed cases registered in the country to 597,035. MORE..

| January 17, 2022  9:11 pm
Seven new COVID-related deaths in Sri Lanka

Seven new COVID-related deaths in Sri Lanka

The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed another 07 coronavirus related deaths for January 16, increasing the death toll in the country due to the virus to 15,218. MORE..

| January 17, 2022  7:10 pm
COVID-19: Sri Lanka confirms another 163 recoveries

COVID-19: Sri Lanka confirms another 163 recoveries

The Health Ministry says that another 163 coronavirus patients have recovered and have been discharged within the last 24 hours. MORE..

| January 17, 2022  3:53 pm
COVAX: Global vaccine-sharing programme reaches milestone of 1 billion doses

COVAX: Global vaccine-sharing programme reaches milestone of 1 billion doses

The COVAX global vaccine-sharing programme has delivered 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses, one of the organisations which manages it said on Saturday. MORE..

| January 17, 2022  12:45 pm
Coronavirus: 690 new cases detected in Sri Lanka

Coronavirus: 690 new cases detected in Sri Lanka

The Health Ministry says that another 690 persons have tested positive for coronavirus today (16). MORE..

| January 16, 2022  10:16 pm
Sri Lanka reports another 14 coronavirus deaths

Sri Lanka reports another 14 coronavirus deaths

The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another 14 coronavirus related deaths for January 15, increasing the death toll in the country due to the virus to 15,211. MORE..

| January 16, 2022  5:08 pm
161 more coronavirus recoveries reported

161 more coronavirus recoveries reported

The Ministry of Health reported that another 161 coronavirus infected patients have recovered and have been discharged within the last 24 hours. MORE..

| January 16, 2022  4:35 pm
COVID: 661 new infections confirmed in Sri Lanka today

COVID: 661 new infections confirmed in Sri Lanka today

The daily count of COVID-19 cases recorded in Sri Lanka moved to 661 today (January 15), the Health Ministry said. MORE..

| January 15, 2022  11:46 pm
Sri Lanka records 07 new COVID fatalities

Sri Lanka records 07 new COVID fatalities

Meanwhile, the Director-General of Health Services has confirmed 07 more coronavirus-related deaths for January 14, increasing the death toll in the country due to the virus pandemic to 15,197. MORE..

| January 15, 2022  7:17 pm
178 more patients recover from novel coronavirus

178 more patients recover from novel coronavirus

A total of 178 more patients have recovered from Covid-19 infection within the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said today. MORE..

| January 15, 2022  6:01 pm
Omicron cases in Sri Lanka surge with 160 new infections

Omicron cases in Sri Lanka surge with 160 new infections

Sri Lanka has detected 160 new cases of the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 (B.1.1.529), says Dr. Chandima Jeewandara, the Director of the Department of Immunology & Molecular Medicine at Sri Jayewardenepura University. MORE..

| January 15, 2022  1:25 pm
677 new cases of Covid-19 reported in Sri Lanka

677 new cases of Covid-19 reported in Sri Lanka

The Health Ministry reports that 677 new cases of the coronavirus have been detected today (14). MORE..

| January 14, 2022  9:59 pm
Sri Lanka sees 16 new COVID deaths

Sri Lanka sees 16 new COVID deaths

Meanwhile, the Director-General of Health Services has confirmed 16 more coronavirus-related deaths for January 13, increasing the death toll in the country due to the virus pandemic to 15,190. MORE..

| January 14, 2022  7:39 pm
171 more coronavirus-infected people recover

171 more coronavirus-infected people recover

A total of 171 more patients have recovered from Covid-19 infection within the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said today. MORE..

| January 14, 2022  3:31 pm
Daily COVID caseload moves up with 594 new infections

Daily COVID caseload moves up with 594 new infections

The daily count of COVID-19 cases recorded in Sri Lanka moved to 594 today (January 13), the Health Ministry said. MORE..

| January 13, 2022  8:56 pm
Sri Lanka records 11 new COVID deaths

Sri Lanka records 11 new COVID deaths

Meanwhile, the Director-General of Health Services has confirmed 11 more coronavirus-related deaths for January 12, increasing the death toll in the country due to the virus pandemic to 15,174. MORE..

| January 13, 2022  5:59 pm
Coronavirus: 181 more patients recover from infection

Coronavirus: 181 more patients recover from infection

Another 181 patients have recovered from Covid-19 infection within the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said today. MORE..

| January 13, 2022  3:44 pm
Daily Covid-19 cases count climbs to 653

Daily Covid-19 cases count climbs to 653

The daily count of COVID-19 cases recorded in Sri Lanka moved to 653 today (January 12), the Health Ministry said. MORE..

| January 12, 2022  7:42 pm
Sri Lanka records 14 more COVID-related deaths

Sri Lanka records 14 more COVID-related deaths

Meanwhile, the Director-General of Health Services has confirmed 14 more coronavirus-related deaths for January 11, increasing the death toll in the country due to the virus pandemic to 15,163. MORE..

| January 12, 2022  6:36 pm
Coronavirus recoveries tally moves up by 159

Coronavirus recoveries tally moves up by 159

Another 159 patients have recovered from Covid-19 infection within the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said today. MORE..

| January 12, 2022  3:36 pm
Coronavirus: 623 new cases confirmed within the day

Coronavirus: 623 new cases confirmed within the day

The daily count of COVID-19 cases recorded in Sri Lanka moved to 623 today (January 11), the Health Ministry said. MORE..

| January 11, 2022  10:48 pm
Covid-19 death toll rises with 15 new victims

Covid-19 death toll rises with 15 new victims

Meanwhile, the Director-General of Health Services has confirmed 15 more coronavirus-related deaths for January 11, increasing the death toll in the country due to the virus pandemic to 15,149. MORE..

| January 11, 2022  7:01 pm
Special vaccination week operative in Sri Lanka

Special vaccination week operative in Sri Lanka

A special Covid-19 vaccination week is operative from today (Jan. 11) until January 17, says the Director-General of Health Services. MORE..

| January 11, 2022  6:42 pm
Coronavirus: 134 more patients return to health

Coronavirus: 134 more patients return to health

Another 134 patients have recovered from Covid-19 infection within the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said today. MORE..

| January 11, 2022  5:00 pm
COVID: 461 fresh cases detected in Sri Lanka

COVID: 461 fresh cases detected in Sri Lanka

The Health Ministry reported that another 461 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus today (10). MORE..

| January 10, 2022  10:00 pm
Sri Lanka reports 15 more coronavirus deaths

Sri Lanka reports 15 more coronavirus deaths

The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another 15 coronavirus related deaths for January 09, increasing the country’s death toll due to the virus to 15,134.

| January 10, 2022  7:25 pm
China’s Tianjin begins city-wide testing after local Omicron cases detected

China’s Tianjin begins city-wide testing after local Omicron cases detected

The northern coastal city of Tianjin began testing its population of around 14 million on Sunday after at least two local cases of the highly-transmissible Omicron variant were detected, state media reported. MORE..

| January 9, 2022  11:47 pm
436 persons test positive for Covid-19 today

436 persons test positive for Covid-19 today

The Health Ministry reported that 436 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the country within today (09). MORE..

| January 9, 2022  9:10 pm
Sri Lanka confirms another 07 coronavirus deaths

Sri Lanka confirms another 07 coronavirus deaths

The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another 07 coronavirus related deaths for January 08, pushing the country’s death toll due to the virus to 15,119. MORE..

| January 9, 2022  4:27 pm
COVID: 141 more recoveries reported in Sri Lanka

COVID: 141 more recoveries reported in Sri Lanka

The Health Ministry says that another 141 patients have recovered from Covid-19 infection and have been discharged within the last 24 hours. MORE..

| January 9, 2022  3:30 pm
Calling Omicron ‘mild’ a mistake, warns WHO

Calling Omicron ‘mild’ a mistake, warns WHO

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is killing people across the globe and should not be dismissed as mild, the World Health Organization insisted Thursday. MORE..

| January 9, 2022  12:02 am
Sri Lanka reports 580 new Covid-19 cases

Sri Lanka reports 580 new Covid-19 cases

Another 580 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus today (January 08) the Ministry of Health reported. MORE..

| January 8, 2022  10:29 pm
COVID death toll moves up with 13 more victims

COVID death toll moves up with 13 more victims

Meanwhile, the Director-General of Health Services has confirmed 13 more coronavirus-related deaths for January 07, increasing the death toll in the country due to the virus pandemic to 15,112. MORE..

| January 8, 2022  5:12 pm
Coronavirus: 176 more patients discharged upon recovery

Coronavirus: 176 more patients discharged upon recovery

Another 176 patients have recovered from Covid-19 infection within the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said today. MORE..

| January 8, 2022  3:30 pm
Coronavirus: 588 new cases, 16 deaths & 5,203 recoveries recorded today

Coronavirus: 588 new cases, 16 deaths & 5,203 recoveries recorded today

Another 588 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus today (January 07), the Ministry of Health reported. MORE..

| January 7, 2022  11:44 pm
Global Covid caseload tops 300 million

Global Covid caseload tops 300 million

Amid an ongoing resurgence across the world, the global coronavirus caseload has surpassed the grim milestone of 300 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.47 million and vaccinations to over 9.33 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University. MORE..

| January 7, 2022  3:27 pm
SLAF establishes 24/7 COVID vaccination centre at BIA

SLAF establishes 24/7 COVID vaccination centre at BIA

Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) has established a COVID vaccination centre operating 24/7 at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake. MORE..

| January 7, 2022  11:31 am
Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 case total tops 590,000

Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 case total tops 590,000

The Ministry of Health reports that another 584 persons have tested positive for coronavirus within today (06), as the country’s tally of confirmed cases crossed the 590,000-mark on Thursday. MORE..

| January 6, 2022  10:09 pm
Sri Lanka records 18 new COVID deaths

Sri Lanka records 18 new COVID deaths

The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed 18 more coronavirus-related deaths for January 04, increasing the death toll in the country due to the virus pandemic to 15,065. MORE..

| January 6, 2022  6:47 pm
Total coronavirus recoveries in Sri Lanka move up by 145

Total coronavirus recoveries in Sri Lanka move up by 145

Another 145 patients have recovered from Covid-19 infection within the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said today. MORE..

| January 6, 2022  3:04 pm
Sri Lanka sees 550 new COVID cases and 10 more deaths

Sri Lanka sees 550 new COVID cases and 10 more deaths

The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed 10 more coronavirus-related deaths for January 04, increasing the death toll in the country due to the virus pandemic to 15,065. MORE..

| January 5, 2022  10:13 pm
Coronavirus: 141 more patients regain health

Coronavirus: 141 more patients regain health

The Health Ministry says that another 141 coronavirus patients have recovered and have been discharged from various parts of the country, within the last 24 hours. MORE..

| January 5, 2022  3:51 pm
COVID: 629 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka today

COVID: 629 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka today

The Ministry of Health reported that another 629 persons have tested positive for coronavirus today (January 04). MORE..

| January 4, 2022  11:03 pm
Sri Lanka records 18 new COVID deaths

Sri Lanka records 18 new COVID deaths

The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed 18 more coronavirus-related deaths for January 03, increasing the death toll in the country due to the virus pandemic to 15,055. MORE..

| January 4, 2022  7:25 pm
Another 143 patients recover from novel coronavirus

Another 143 patients recover from novel coronavirus

The Health Ministry says that another 143 coronavirus patients have recovered and have been discharged from various parts of the country, within the last 24 hours. MORE..

| January 4, 2022  3:33 pm
COVID: 365 new cases detected in Sri Lanka

COVID: 365 new cases detected in Sri Lanka

The Ministry of Health reported that another 365 persons have tested positive for coronavirus today (03). MORE..

| January 3, 2022  10:30 pm
Sri Lanka confirms another 18 COVID deaths

Sri Lanka confirms another 18 COVID deaths

The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another 18 coronavirus related deaths for January 02, increasing the death toll in the country to 15,037. MORE..

| January 3, 2022  6:21 pm