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COVID-19: 480 cases in Colombo; highest within a day

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The highest number of COVID-19 cases  within a 24-hour period in a district was reported in the Colombo District yesterday.

A total number of 843 cases were reported in the country yesterday and among them,  480 were from Colombo.   

Among the highest number of patients reported in Colombo were; 242 cases were within the Colombo Municipality area while 29 each from Mt. Lavinia and Wellampitiya areas.

Accordingly, the total number of patients from the COVID-19 second wave in Colombo alone stands at 22,853.

In addition, 86 cases were reported from the Gampaha District, 72 from Kalutara, 40 from Galle and 35 from the Kandy district.

Moreover, people with COVID-19 infection have been found in every other district.

  Comments - 9

  • Kumaran, Wattala Monday, 25 January 2021 09:50 AM

    Why the steep rise in casualties. I think the public should cooperate with the health authorities to contain this epidemic. Aso the govt should rethink about allowing tourists into the country.

    Sam Monday, 25 January 2021 10:00 AM

    Stop travel out of western province. Use vaccine on people within western province. Simple and likely effective.

    Selvakumar Monday, 25 January 2021 10:09 AM

    corona virus spared it's faster than other day's,

    Sandun Monday, 25 January 2021 11:29 AM

    Even when it comes to testing, it’s Kolambata kiri, gamata kekiri!

    Patriot Monday, 25 January 2021 12:10 PM

    Lockdown should be declared immediately.

    Fuller Monday, 25 January 2021 12:12 PM

    no community spread huh

    friendfriend Monday, 25 January 2021 12:45 PM

    Tokyo, the largest metropolis with a population of 12 million people had a count of 618 infections today. The situation in Colombo seem to be going out of control. GOSL lacks leadership and resolve. Expect the situation to get worse.

    Joshua Monday, 25 January 2021 01:40 PM

    But the health authorities are sleeping with their ego

    warren Monday, 25 January 2021 01:56 PM

    People, Please don't "panic". There is "no community spread" of COVID-19 in the country, and the "situation is under control!" Sri Lanka is placed second in global ranking in containing the virus effectively!!! Thank you. Kind regards, - I am one of the wise 6.9 million voters who supported in bringing this government to power.


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