Over 520 coronavirus patients detected in Colombo

Over 520 coronavirus patients have been detected in Colombo over a 24-hour period ending at 6am today.

Officials said that 526 coronavirus patients were detected in Colombo.

A total of 797 coronavirus patients were detected in Sri Lanka during the same period, of which 526 patients were from Colombo, 97 in Gampaha and 53 in Kalutara.

The highest number of patients from Colombo were detected from Borella where 176 patients were reported, while 89 patients were detected from Mattakkuliya, 85 from Slave Island, 74 from Maradana, and 54 from Wellawatte.

Thirteen cases were detected from Fort, eleven from Colpetty, ten from Dematagoda, four from Kirulapone, and one each from Kotahena, Angoda, Homagama, Moratuwa, Mount Lavinia, Nugegoda, Padukka, Pannipitiya, Ratmalana, and Wellampitiya.

From the Gamapaha district, the highest number of cases were detected from Mahara with 55 patients, while eight were detected from Kelaniya.

Six patients each were reported from Katana and Wattala, four each from Negombo and Peliyagoda, three from Gampaha, two each from Kochchikade, Minuwangoda, Nittambuwa, and Veyangoda, while one patient each was reported from Delgoda, Mirigama, and Weliweriya.

The total number of Covid cases in Sri Lanka stands at 29,378 as of today, with 7978 in medical care, and 21,258 recoveries.

The youngest Covid victim was reported yesterday, where a 20-day old infant had died at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children in Colombo yesterday, raising the total COVID-19 death toll in Sri Lanka to 142. (Colombo Gazette)

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