Wed, 01 Dec 2021 Today's Paper

COVID-19 positive rate up by 6% compared to last month: GMOA

9 February 2021 02:55 am - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


  • Upward trend in number of positive cases outside WP too
  • Spreading in WP has increased three-fold
  • Must act fast to control the rapid spreading

By Chaturanga Samarawickrama

The COVID-19 positive rate in the country has increased two-fold compared to the previous month, the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) said yesterday. GMOA Editor Dr. Haritha Aluthge said the positive rate was recorded at 3% following 100 PCR tests conducted in the country before January. 

However, the positive case rate has increased to 6% which shows the country is heading towards a dangerous scenario.

"There is an upward trend in the number of positive cases recorded in the past few days and also outside the Western Province. The danger of spreading and infections in the Western Province has increased three fold than previously recorded," Dr. Aluthge said. However, we have failed to control the spreading of virus to other districts, and we should keep in mind to identify our failures and act fast to control the rapid spreading, Dr. Aluthge added.

  Comments - 0

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment

Focus on Laggala Gem mining big shots bigger than the law

The truth is now being uncovered regarding an illegal mining racket in state

How and why the TNA was formed twenty years ago

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is now twenty years of age. The premier pol

India lays emphasis on culture diplomacy with Sri Lanka

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to inaugurate the Kushinagar Inter

Bittersweet memories of a ‘City that never slept’

At the heart of Eastern Province lies a now abandoned ghost town punctuated w