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Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 recovery rate exceeds 70%

The number of people who have recuperated from COVID-19 in Sri Lanka has crossed 11,000, improving the national recovery rate to over 70 percent, Editor of the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) Dr. Haritha Aluthge stated yesterday.

Dr. Aluthge said that over 70 percent of the COVID-19 positive patients reported so far in the country have totally recovered and were discharged from hospitals.

“Most countries have not been able to achieve this success in managing the disease,” he added.

“The COVID-19 recovery rate of the country reflects the success of all the measures

the country has taken so far to prevent the spread of the virus as well as the dedication and the efficiency of the healthcare workers, military personnel and other authorities involved in managing COVID positive patients,” he added. He said the country would be able to achieve a recovery rate of more than 80 percent within the next two weeks by managing the situation, if only the people extend their fullest support and cooperation to the ongoing COVID-19 preventive measures.

Dr. Aluthge stressed the importance of taking correct decisions at the correct time to prevent the spread of the virus and also to prevent COVID related deaths.

Meanwhile, Five COVID-19 deaths were reported yesterday increasing the number of deaths due to COVID-19 to 58. All victims were residents of Colombo and some of them had been suffering from Non-Communicable Diseases. The deceased were in the age group of 39-88, an Information Department release said yesterday.