Delta variant is spreading fast in Colombo. | Daily News

Delta variant is spreading fast in Colombo.

In a tweet on Friday (06), the Director of the Department of Immunology & Molecular Medicine at Sri Jayewardenepura University Dr. Chandima Jeewandara said that the PCR samples from Colombo have revealed that more than 75 percent of the patients detected within the last week are infected with the Delta strain.

"Only 19.3 percent of Delta COVID-19 cases were detected during the first week of July," he said.

In his tweet, he mentioned that the Delta variant is spreading in “ultrafast spread” in Colombo.

According to Dr. Jeewandara, Delta variant cases of COVID-19 detected in Sri Lanka currently stand at 117. The increase has been observed in an island-wide random sample check of COVID-infected individuals

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