COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka reach 3,380 | Daily News

COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka reach 3,380

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka increased to 3,380 on Wednesday night (30) after another person was confirmed to have the virus, National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) sources said.

According to the sources, the new positive is a recent arrival from the United States. Five other arrivals – four from Oman including an Indian seaman and on from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – also tested positive on Wednesday.

The number of recoveries from COVID-19 in Sri Lanka is at 3,230.

The Epidemiology Unit says 137 active cases are treated at several hospitals including the IDH in Angoda, Welikanda Base Hospital, Iranawila Hosptial, Colombo East Base Hospital and Hambantota District General Hospital.

Chief epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera said that the people must continue to be vigilant to control the spread of COVID-19 since the threat has not been eliminated yet.

He was addressing a media conference on Wednesday at the Health Promotion Bureau (HPB) in Colombo. He said that it is vital to continue day-to-day preventive measures such as wearing masks, maintaining social distance, and washing hands to curtail the spread of the virus.

“Though Sri Lanka ranked second in the latest international research on COVID-19 flight, it is important to follow health guidelines to reduce our chances of catching and spreading COVID-19.” he said.