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A total of 75 more cases of Omicron COVID variant have been detected from 78 samples in Sri Lanka.  

According to Dr Chandima Jeewandara from Sri Jayewardenepura University, these cases were confirmed in the genetic sequencing carried out in their labs.   

“These 78 samples were sequenced from the 1st 2nd and 3rd weeks of January from the community.” Dr Jeewandara said.

Accordingly, these new cases bring total cases of Omicron so far detected in the country to 283.

In addition, the 78 Omicron cases include a mix of the two main Omicron lineages BA.1 and BA.2.

Accordingly, 56 cases of BA.1 were detected in Colombo, Avissawella, Borelesgamuwa, Homagama, Katugoda, Kosgama, Madapatha, Padukka, Parakudawa and Wellampitiya while 12 cases of BA.2 were detected in Avissawella, Badulla, Colombo, Galle, Kolonnawala, Mt Lavinia, Nugegoda, and from one passenger from India.

Also, seven cases of B.1.1.529 Omicron were detected in Angoda, Colombo, Ruwanwella, Mt Lavinia, Nugegoda and Padukka. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

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  • Mr Logic Saturday, 22 January 2022 11:24 PM

    Do you mean 75 flue cases ?

    Mudalali Sunday, 23 January 2022 04:43 AM

    This is a major push to sell boosters. Don't fall for it. Get boosted and face death in the near future. Big pharma and the politicians are getting rich while the unsuspecting citizens are dying. Good luck to the people getting boosted with a deadly synthetic substance.

    Iwazaru Sunday, 23 January 2022 05:34 AM

    This could be the silver lining in the dark cloud. May health experts in US and UK predict say that this could be the end of the pandemic.

    Demuni Uduwara Sunday, 23 January 2022 07:03 AM

    Experts predict that Omicron is final wave of the pandemic !

    Anna Sunday, 23 January 2022 04:48 PM

    omicron symptoms... runny nose...


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