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A total of 14,125 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests were carried out yesterday (05) recording the highest number of PCR tests performed per day.

According to the statistics of the Health Promotion Bureau (HPB), a total of 903,280 have been conducted so far in the country since February 18.

The highest number of PCR tests of 13,671 carried out prior to this was on November 17.

Meanwhile, a total of 669 Covid-19 patients were detected yesterday rising the total cases in the country to 27,228.

Among the cases reported yesterday, the majority of cases of 204 were reported from the Colombo District while a total of 170 and 111 cases were also reported from the Kandy and Gampaha districts respectively.   

Accordingly, the total Covid-19 cases in the Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda cluster stand at 23,670. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

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  • Joshua Sunday, 06 December 2020 09:38 AM

    More test more patients. That is what is called community spread

    selvakumar Sunday, 06 December 2020 10:10 AM

    I things after mid of February, only can be applied to vaccines for coronavirus, after vaccines available to island no need to do PCR test to patients ????

    selvakumar Sunday, 06 December 2020 10:10 AM

    I things after mid of February, only can be applied to vaccines for coronavirus, after vaccines available to island no need to do PCR test to patients ????

    Sunil Sunday, 06 December 2020 11:31 AM

    Still not enough tests by far.

    Kanday Sunday, 06 December 2020 12:47 PM

    This is pathetic. Needs to be 100,000 a day at least. No wonder cases are oddly 500/day for weeks. Means not enough testing.

    Ara Sunday, 06 December 2020 01:06 PM

    Too little , Too late

    Selvakumar Sunday, 06 December 2020 02:07 PM

    I don't things after February will be PCR test need ??? Because coronavirus vaccines will be every hospital to island !!!

    Abdulka Moosa Sunday, 06 December 2020 11:41 PM

    Sir, what exactly are you saying. I couldn't understand this comment or your previous comment. Please do me the favour of explaining.

    Selvakumar. Monday, 07 December 2020 08:39 AM

    Thanks Abdulka moosa, may be after mid of February corona vaccine will be available on private or government hospital's on island!!!


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