Coronavirus outbreak - Updates

COVID-19: Four new cases detected

COVID-19: Four new cases detected

Four more new cases of COVID-19 infection have been detected in the country today (05), confirmed the Department of Government Information. MORE..

| August 5, 2020  7:25 pm
Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 recoveries climb to 2,537

Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 recoveries climb to 2,537

Thirteen more patients infected with the novel coronavirus have fully recovered and have been discharged from their respective hospitals. MORE..

| August 5, 2020  2:37 pm
Six more coronavirus cases move total to 2,834

Six more coronavirus cases move total to 2,834

Six new cases of novel coronavirus have been identified increasing the tally of confirmed cases reported in the country so far to 2,834. MORE..

| August 4, 2020  7:03 pm
COVID-19: Seven new recoveries take total to 2,524

COVID-19: Seven new recoveries take total to 2,524

Seven more patients who were under medical care for COVID-19 have been discharged from hospitals upon returning to health, the Ministry of Health said. MORE..

| August 4, 2020  1:34 pm
Four arrivals from Saudi Arabia hike COVID-19 case tally

Four arrivals from Saudi Arabia hike COVID-19 case tally

Four arrivals from Saudi Arabia have tested positive for COVID-19 virus, stated the Department of Government Information. MORE..

| August 3, 2020  10:39 pm
Deshapriya, Jasinghe on COVID-19 and General Election

Deshapriya, Jasinghe on COVID-19 and General Election

Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya says that it is 100 percent guaranteed that COVID-19 will not be spread through polling stations. MORE..

| August 3, 2020  9:57 pm
Sri Lanka’s coronavirus case tally jumps to 2,824

Sri Lanka’s coronavirus case tally jumps to 2,824

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka reached 2,824 as another person tested positive for the virus today (03). MORE..

| August 3, 2020  6:33 pm
Over 162,000 PCR tests carried out in Sri Lanka

Over 162,000 PCR tests carried out in Sri Lanka

The National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) stated that 2,294 people currently under quarantine at 33 quarantine centers operated by the tri-forces. MORE..

| August 3, 2020  5:11 pm
COVID-19: Recovery count rises as 03 regain health

COVID-19: Recovery count rises as 03 regain health

The Ministry of Health says 03 more COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals today (03) as they have made complete recoveries. MORE..

| August 3, 2020  2:50 pm
COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka hit 2,823

COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka hit 2,823

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka reached 2,823 as another person tested positive for the virus, confirmed the Department of Government Information. MORE..

| August 3, 2020  8:13 am
Five arrivals from UAE add to COVID-19 tally

Five arrivals from UAE add to COVID-19 tally

Five more arrivals from the United Arab Emirates have tested positive for COVID-19 infection, the Health Ministry said. MORE..

| August 2, 2020  10:30 pm
Another positive case bring COVID-19 case count to 2,817

Another positive case bring COVID-19 case count to 2,817

Another individual have tested positive for novel coronavirus infection, stated the Department of Government Information. MORE..

| August 2, 2020  6:59 pm
COVID-19: One test positive as 75 more regain health

COVID-19: One test positive as 75 more regain health

The Ministry of Health confirmed that 75 more patients infected with COVID-19 has completely recovered from the disease. MORE..

| August 2, 2020  1:22 pm
Australia: State of Disaster in Victoria, Melbourne under 6-week lockdown

Australia: State of Disaster in Victoria, Melbourne under 6-week lockdown

Sweeping new restrictions, including a night-time curfew, will be imposed across Melbourne under stage four restrictions from tonight and regional Victoria will move to stage three restrictions from Thursday. MORE..

| August 2, 2020  1:10 pm
Baby born to coronavirus-positive mother tests negative

Baby born to coronavirus-positive mother tests negative

The baby born to a COVID-19 positive expectant mother have tested negative for the coronavirus following PCR tests, Dr. Priyantha Karunarathna, the Director of Colombo East Base Hospital said. MORE..

| August 2, 2020  12:43 pm
158 contacts of Lankapura COVID-19 case negative to virus

158 contacts of Lankapura COVID-19 case negative to virus

A group of persons who closely associated with the COVID-19 case from Lankapura have tested negative for the virus. MORE..

| August 1, 2020  2:15 pm
COVID-19 recoveries in Sri Lanka rise to 2,439

COVID-19 recoveries in Sri Lanka rise to 2,439

Forty-eight more patients who were under medical care for COVID-19 have been discharged from hospitals upon returning to health, the Ministry of Health said. MORE..

| August 1, 2020  2:13 pm
Relative of COVID-19 case from Lankapura DS tests positive

Relative of COVID-19 case from Lankapura DS tests positive

COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka escalated to 2,815 as another person tested positive for the virus today (31). MORE..

| July 31, 2020  10:20 pm
Healthcare guidelines for the Parliament handed over

Healthcare guidelines for the Parliament handed over

The Director General of Health Services Dr Anil Jasinghe today officially handed over the Healthcare Guidelines prepared for the Parliament of Sri Lanka by the Ministry of Health. MORE..

| July 31, 2020  4:51 pm
58 more Covid-19 recoveries brings total to 2,391

58 more Covid-19 recoveries brings total to 2,391

Fifty-eight more Covid-19 infected patients have fully recovered and have been discharged from hospitals, the Ministry of Health said. MORE..

| July 31, 2020  1:44 pm
Three including foreigner test positive as Covid-19 tally hits 2,814

Three including foreigner test positive as Covid-19 tally hits 2,814

Three more persons have tested positive for novel coronavirus increasing the total number of confirmed cases reported in the country to 2,814. MORE..

| July 30, 2020  8:50 pm
Employee of Lankapura Divisional Secretariat tests COVID-19 positive

Employee of Lankapura Divisional Secretariat tests COVID-19 positive

An office assistant of the Lankapura Divisional Secretariat in Polonnaruwa has tested positive for COVID-19, confirmed the Director-General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe. MORE..

| July 30, 2020  1:32 pm
COVID-19: Recoveries hit 2,333 as sixteen cases regain health

COVID-19: Recoveries hit 2,333 as sixteen cases regain health

The Ministry of Health says 16 more patients infected with the novel coronavirus have recovered from the disease. MORE..

| July 30, 2020  12:56 pm
Covid-19: Death toll in US surpasses 150,000

Covid-19: Death toll in US surpasses 150,000

The United States on Wednesday surpassed 150,000 recorded Covid-19 deaths -- a milestone that comes as the country’s number of daily coronavirus deaths is the highest it’s been since the spring. MORE..

| July 30, 2020  8:46 am
Covid-19 recoveries in Sri Lanka at 2,317

Covid-19 recoveries in Sri Lanka at 2,317

Total recoveries from Covid-19 in Sri Lanka have escalated to 2,317 today (29) as 21 patients were discharged from hospitals upon making complete recoveries. MORE..

| July 29, 2020  1:53 pm
Coronavirus infections count reaches 2,810

Coronavirus infections count reaches 2,810

Total COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka moved up to 2,810 as another person tested positive for the virus on Tuesday (28). MORE..

| July 29, 2020  8:39 am
Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 cases tally hits 2,809

Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 cases tally hits 2,809

COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka escalated to 2,809 as two more persons tested positive for the virus today (28). MORE..

| July 28, 2020  11:15 pm
Two more foreign arrivals add to COVID-19 case count

Two more foreign arrivals add to COVID-19 case count

Two more foreign arrivals have tested positive for coronavirus infections, according to the Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry. MORE..

| July 28, 2020  5:03 pm
Sri Lanka reports record number of recoveries in single day

Sri Lanka reports record number of recoveries in single day

The Ministry of Health stated that 175 COVID-19 patients have been discharged from their respective hospital following complete recovery. MORE..

| July 28, 2020  2:31 pm
Covid-19 cases in Sri Lanka at 2,805

Covid-19 cases in Sri Lanka at 2,805

Another person has tested positive for COVID-19 last night (27), increasing the confirmed positive cases tally to 2,805, the Ministry of Health said. MORE..

| July 28, 2020  8:15 am
Trump’s national security adviser tests positive for COVID-19

Trump’s national security adviser tests positive for COVID-19

United States President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, has tested positive for Covid-19, according to an official familiar with what happened. MORE..

| July 27, 2020  10:53 pm
Covid-19 tally jumps to 2,804 with 22 fresh cases

Covid-19 tally jumps to 2,804 with 22 fresh cases

Twenty-two new cases of novel coronavirus have been detected increasing the total number of confirmed cases reported in the country to 2,804. MORE..

| July 27, 2020  7:03 pm
Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 recoveries count hits 2,121

Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 recoveries count hits 2,121

The Ministry of Health confirmed that fifteen more patients infected with COVID-19 have completely recovered from the disease. MORE..

| July 27, 2020  2:01 pm
Five more coronavirus-positive cases from Senapura rehab center

Five more coronavirus-positive cases from Senapura rehab center

Five inmates at the Senapura Rehabilitation Center are confirmed to have contracted the COVID-19 virus, the Department of Government Information confirmed. MORE..

| July 26, 2020  10:05 pm
More cases push COVID-19 case tally to 2,777

More cases push COVID-19 case tally to 2,777

The count of coronavirus reported in Sri Lanka has risen as 5 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 infection. MORE..

| July 26, 2020  7:47 pm
Global COVID-19 cases to 16 million

Global COVID-19 cases to 16 million

The global number of coronavirus cases crossed 16 million on Sunday, more than half of them in the Americas and the Caribbean, according to an AFP tally from official sources at 0510 GMT. MORE..

| July 26, 2020  6:00 pm
Two more positive cases add to COVID-19 case tally

Two more positive cases add to COVID-19 case tally

Two more persons are confirmed to have contracted the COVID-19 virus, according to the Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry. MORE..

| July 26, 2020  4:27 pm
COVID-19: Recovery count rises as 03 regain health

COVID-19: Recovery count rises as 03 regain health

The Ministry of Health says 03 more COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals today (26) as they have made complete recoveries. MORE..

| July 26, 2020  2:36 pm
Coronavirus cases in Sri Lanka reach 2,770

Coronavirus cases in Sri Lanka reach 2,770

The total number of coronavirus cases in Sri Lanka has reached 2,770 cases as a foreign arrival has been tested positive for the disease. MORE..

| July 26, 2020  9:14 am
COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka hit 2,769

COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka hit 2,769

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka reached 2,769 as another person tested positive for the virus today (25). MORE..

| July 25, 2020  8:46 pm
Four arrivals take Covid-19 cases count to 2,768

Four arrivals take Covid-19 cases count to 2,768

Four persons have tested positive for COVID-19 this evening (25), increasing the confirmed positive cases tally to 2,768, the Ministry of Health said. MORE..

| July 25, 2020  6:15 pm
Nine Covid-19 positive cases regain health

Nine Covid-19 positive cases regain health

The Ministry of Health says 09 more COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals today (25) as they have made complete recoveries. MORE..

| July 25, 2020  1:50 pm
Arrival from UK tests positive for COVID-19

Arrival from UK tests positive for COVID-19

Another person has tested positive for COVID-19 this evening (24), taking the confirmed positive cases tally to 2,764, the Ministry of Health said. MORE..

| July 24, 2020  7:58 pm
COVID-19 cases tally hits 2,763 as ten more test positive

COVID-19 cases tally hits 2,763 as ten more test positive

Ten more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 today (24), bringing the confirmed positive cases tally to 2,763, says the Ministry of Health. MORE..

| July 24, 2020  3:47 pm
150,000 PCR tests carried out in Sri Lanka

150,000 PCR tests carried out in Sri Lanka

A total of 150,000 PCR tests have been carried out in the country so far, says the Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi. MORE..

| July 24, 2020  1:56 pm
Seventeen more recover from COVID-19 taking total to 2,094

Seventeen more recover from COVID-19 taking total to 2,094

The Ministry of Health says 17 more COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospital upon making complete recoveries. MORE..

| July 24, 2020  1:21 pm
Covid-19 cases total climbs to 2,753

Covid-19 cases total climbs to 2,753

One more persons has tested positive for novel coronavirus bringing the tally of confirmed cases reported in the country to 2,753. MORE..

| July 23, 2020  7:37 pm
Thirteen more COVID-19 patients regain health

Thirteen more COVID-19 patients regain health

The Ministry of Health confirms that 13 more persons infected with COVID-19 have made complete recoveries. MORE..

| July 23, 2020  1:03 pm
COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka rise to 2,752

COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka rise to 2,752

COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka escalated to 2,752 last night (22) as seven more persons tested positive for the virus. MORE..

| July 23, 2020  8:27 am
Fourteen arrivals from Saudi Arabia spike COVID-19 case tally

Fourteen arrivals from Saudi Arabia spike COVID-19 case tally

Fourteen arrivals from Saudi Arabia have tested positive for COVID-19 virus, stated the Department of Government Information. MORE..

| July 22, 2020  11:08 pm