According to the National Operation Centre for the Prevention of COVID-19 (NOCPOC) daily district-wise COVID distribution chart, Coronavirus cases in Wester Province is again increasing rapidly. Wester province reports 774 new coronavirus cases as 347 from Colombo, 218 from Gampaha and 209 from Kalutara. Sri Lanka Medical Association SLMA warns Sri Lanka will experience the fourth wave as more Delta variant cases detecting.

According to the district-wise breakdown, COVID cases in all other districts increasing. Several district shows over 100 daily cases as 139 from Ratnapura, 116 from Galle and 109 from Ampara.

Meanwhile Institute for Health Policy IHP data shows that Sri Lanka’s “Test Positivity Rate” is increasing again. Test positivity (using PCR tests) shows as 14.2% while seven day average shows as 12.4%. In July first week the rate was about 10%.

According to Epidemiology Unit data, 1721 new COVID-19 cases were reported July 22. Sri Lanka recorded less than 1600 daily cases since July 2nd, July 22 caseload is the highest after July 2nd.

A district-wise breakdown of other district is as follows.

According to the Epidemiology Unit report, a total of 291,298 COVID-19 cases have been reported and 22,646 infected patients are being treated at hospitals, while 264,755 patients have fully recovered and been discharged from hospitals. Sri Lanka reported 42 deaths Thursday raising the total to 3,959.