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The Delta variant of COVID-19 has been found to be spreading ultrafast in the Colombo area, medical experts pointed out.

According to Director of the Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine of the University of Sri Jayawardenapura Dr. Chandima Jeewandara, 75% of the COVID cases detected in Colombo during the last week of the month of July were individuals infected with the Delta variant.

However, it was recorded in the first week of July as 13%. He said this was detected in lab tests carried out on COVID-19 variants.

The Delta variant was first detected in the Dematagoda area. A number of cases were detected thereafter in several areas of the country.

According to health experts, the Delta variant would become the predominant strain in Sri Lanka in the near future pushing infections and mortality to higher numbers. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

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  • RoaringCreek Thursday, 05 August 2021 10:21 PM

    In my opinion, the graph is not correct. How come the Alpha variant decreased. This needs to be explained.

    Shunmugam Thursday, 05 August 2021 11:30 PM

    The Indian Variant is dominating .

    commonMan Thursday, 05 August 2021 11:41 PM

    you should not have slept during your maths class !!

    M.M.M.Izzeth Thursday, 05 August 2021 10:23 PM

    No choice lock down completely. only way is to vaccinate maximum possible

    joshua Thursday, 05 August 2021 10:27 PM

    waiting for beta and Gamma

    lovelanka Thursday, 05 August 2021 10:38 PM

    Lockdown

    Be Fair Thursday, 05 August 2021 10:58 PM

    Super. No Community Spread. Only in Colombo

    Muttipala Thursday, 05 August 2021 11:15 PM

    Several more mutti's to be dumped in the rivers.

    mahesh Friday, 06 August 2021 07:23 AM

    When jokers and people with less experience takes decisions.This is imminent. Lockdown !

    Demuni Uduwara Friday, 06 August 2021 08:23 AM

    Govt knows nothing of graphics!

    A. Nihal Perera Friday, 06 August 2021 08:31 AM

    Why won't this happen. Two nights running we have had to visit one ofvtge leading hotels in Colombo in the Galle Face area and on both days they had weddings. Half of the guests were without masks, including kids, and they were being permitted to walk all over the lobby area unmasked!! The lobby security was standing aloof as is they were unaware!!! Where are the mandatory health protocols?


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