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Lesser than 10,000 daily PCR tests within last 3 days: NOCPCO

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Lesser than 10,000 PCR tests have been conducted in the country daily within last three days, according to the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO).

Accordingly, a total number of 7,366 PCR tests were done on Friday, 8,343 on Saturday and 9,575 tests yesterday.

A total number of 359 COVID-19 infections have been reported in the country yesterday, and the majority of 77 cases were from the Gampaha District, while 74 from Colombo District.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country stands at 85,695 as of today.

However, only 3,134 patients are being treated at hospitals.

Meanwhile, a total number of 729,562 individuals have received the Oxford- AstraZeneca COVISHIELD vaccine up to date, since the vaccinating process began.

  Comments - 9

  • roni Monday, 08 March 2021 11:16 AM

    No wonder the no of cases are down. It must be a cost factor , as a PCR test costs more than a jab of the vaccine.

    Selvakumar Monday, 08 March 2021 11:56 AM

    May be

    Michael Ranasinghe Monday, 08 March 2021 11:20 AM

    What a scam !!! We are now without vaccines and neither are PCR tests done . The result is going to be a disaster of epic proportions and නන්දසෙන as usual will put the blame on the public' s negligence

    Chryshan k Monday, 08 March 2021 11:21 AM

    Moment everyone requested for a lockdown, you reduced daily no of patients by reducing the no of PCR tests. So there is a whole heap of patients out there not tested. So not counted as covid 19.

    Kokul Dev Monday, 08 March 2021 12:18 PM

    Actually no point in doing PCR too. I was tested positive and was in quarantine for 10 days in polgolla.Zero treatment. Got meals and tea kept outside the building door on time. None is bothered to ask about your health till the day of discharge. Common sharing toilets. 5 for 40 people. That has to be cleaned by the inmates itself. All rice meals are parcelled. No choice of meal. Inside building none bothered about social distancing. This can be done at home itself having the luxury of proper meal atleast.

    PCR limbo Monday, 08 March 2021 12:19 PM

    2 days ago..over 500 covid deaths. today, only 10,000 PCR tests conducted. what for?? covid deaths do not fall into the 'geneva resolution' category. අයියෝ 'සේන'...

    warren Monday, 08 March 2021 12:49 PM

    I think the 6.9 million wise voters of the country are now enjoying the fruits of "Saubargye Dakkma", and the rest are suffering.

    brainmaster Monday, 08 March 2021 12:58 PM

    low testing = disaster ahead

    Dee Monday, 08 March 2021 10:21 PM

    Just stop this testing. Get on with life!. Just 'save our country and give us SAR!' . (Majority voice)

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