A total of 508 out of the 772 COVID-19 cases reported yesterday were identified in the Western Province, in which more than 200 patients detected in the Colombo and Gampaha districts.
Accordingly, 245 cases have been reported in Colombo district, while 214 cases in Gampaha districts. Besides, 49 cases in Kalutara district totaling the second wave infections in the Western Province since October 4, 2020 to 44,947.
Among the majority of the cases that were identified in Colombo yesterday were, 25 from Colombo Fort, 22 from Borella, 17 from Wellampitiya.
Among the highest cases reported in the Gampaha district were, 51 from Minuwangoda, 27 from Nittambuwa and 26 from Kadawatha.
Meanwhile, several areas in Borella that were under isolation have been lifted from today despite the large number of patients reported from that area.
Though the COVID-19 cases in the Western Province continue to rise, only two Grama Niladari Divisions in Colombo, 7 each in Gampaha and Kalutara remain under isolation.
Meanwhile, a total number of 15,746 PCR tests have been performed yesterday bringing the total number of tests conducted in the country since October 4, 2020 now stands at 1,504,962.
Some 6,071 patients infected with COVID-19 are still undergoing treatment at hospitals.