Sri Lanka Coronavirus latest updates & COVID19 News

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COVID19 Third wave in Sri Lanka?
Sri Lanka Coronavirus latest updates and breaking news of 3rd wave COVID19

Never underestimate Coronavirus. Government requests the public to understand the dangers of coronavirus and follow the recommended health practices.
* Limit traveling
* Maintain physical distance
* Wear a face mask
* Wash hands regularly

LIVE Blogging Updates….

  • 44 coronavirus related deaths on May 21, the highest single-day reported. Total death count is now 1132
  • Out of deaths, 3 below age 40-years
  • 37 coronavirus related deaths on May 20 (not 38 as reported earlier)
  • With 9 overseas returnees cases, Sri Lanka May 21 records 3547 coronavirus cases, the 2nd highest single-day increase. Active cases pass 31,000.
  • Islandwide travel restrictions till May 25 morning 4am
  • Over 20,000 Police officers deployed to oversee the travel restrictions.
  • Sri Lanka introduced home management of COVID19 patients as capacity overwhelmed
  • Economic Centres at Dambulla, Thambuththegama, Nuwara Eliya, Keppetipola, Veyangoda, Meegoda & Embilipitiya will be open ONLY FOR WHOLESALE TRADE on 24th, 25th, 27th & 28th May – State Ministry of Agriculture
  • 1,828 more Coronavirus patients recovered & discharged from hospitals raising total number of recoveries in #SriLanka to 125,360- Health Ministry
  • NO passenger trains will be operated from May 22 till May 27 midnight due to travel restrictions – SL Railways
  • An apparel factory in the Thulhiriya Trade Zone has been temporarily closed after nearly 400 employees were found to have contracted the coronavirus
  • Dept. of Immigration & Emigration Head office & other regional offices will be closed to the public till further notice
  • Sri Lanka suspends all passenger arrivals for ten days from May 21 midnight
  • All special Economic Centres islandwide will be close from May 21 to 24 & May 26 to May 28, 4am – State Minister
  • So far about 132 pregnant women tested positive for the coronavirus islandwide, 2 of them are critical conditions – Officials
  • 25%- 28% of people infected with the new coronavirus show symptoms, out of that 17% need oxygen – Health officials
  • For now Ceylon Oxygen Ltd and Gas World Lanka Ltd are producing enough oxygen.
  • Govt ordered 21,000 oxygen cylinders from Singapore for emergency use for patients.
  • MAY 20 Cases district wise
  • MAY 19 Cases district wise
  • With 32 overseas returnees cases, Sri Lanka May 19 records 3623 coronavirus cases, the highest single-day increase. Active cases pass 27,000.
  • 36 coronavirus related deaths on May 19, the highest single-day reported. Total death count is now 1051
  • 20 deaths report May 15.
  • 2386 cases report May15.
  • A pregnant women tested positive for the coronavirus, died in Tissamaharama area. This is the 4th such death – Hiru
  • So far about 132 pregnant women tested positive for the coronavirus islandwide, 2 of them are critical conditions – Officials
  • 28-years pregnant woman from Kurunegala, Kobeygane area reportedly died due to complications from COVID19 after Kurunegala hospital doctors successfully delivered her baby, according to Lankadeepa Online.
  • More than one million first doses of the coronavirus vaccines have been administered in Sri Lanka.
  • Government introduces last digit of National ID Card (NIC / Passport / Driving License) to go out for essential goods purchase and to go out to buy medicines from May 17
  • Negotiations held with the Chinese authorities to obtain 3 million doses of #Sinopharm vaccine have been successful – PMD
  • Government to use ‘ITUKAMA’ COVID-19 Healthcare Fund balance Rs. 1360 Million for the vaccination program.
  • Health Officials request those who have *Breathing difficulties , *Shortness of breath, to seek immediate treatment from nearest hospital.
  • Inter-Provincial travel restrictions will be imposed from May 11 to May 30. Restrictions do NOT apply to essential services.
  • Four persons including 2 children arrived to Sri Lanka illegally by a boat from India, arrested in Jaffna Gurunagar area.
  • At least 8 Sri Lankans have died in India due to COVID19

Sri Lanka’s COVID19 Vaccine Rollout reached 1 million milestone.

  • AstraZeneca – 925,242 (1st jab) / 231,557 (2nd)
  • Sinopharm – 150,606
  • SputnikV – 14,673
  • With 43 overseas returnees cases, Sri Lanka recorded total 2429 cases on May 12.

For now Ceylon Oxygen Ltd and Gas World Lanka Ltd are producing enough oxygen.
Govt ordered 21,000 oxygen cylinders from Singapore for emergency use for patients

  • 4 liters cylinder- 2000 Qty
  • 2 ltr- 10,000
  • 47 ltr- 9000
  • 243 nurses infected COVID19 in Sri Lanka.

District-wise #COVID19SL patients May 12.
*COLOMBO 413
*KALUTARA 370
*GAMPAHA 332
*MATARA 140
*KURUNEGALA 136
*BADULLA 132
*GALLE 128
*KANDY 123
*PUTTALAM 119
*MATALE 107

18 more coronavirus related deaths reported in Sri Lanka May 12, total death count is now 868.

  • May 12 – 18
  • May 11 – 23
  • May 10 – 26
  • May 9 – 15
  • May 8 – 22
  • May 7 – 19
  • May 6 – 11
  • May 5 – 14

Government introduces last digit of National ID Card (NIC / Passport / Driving License) to go out for essential goods purchase and to go out to buy medicines

  • Inter-Provincial travel restrictions imposed from midnight May 11. Restrictions do NOT apply to essential services.
  • More than one million first doses of the coronavirus vaccines have been administered in Sri Lanka, according to the Government Information.
  • Sri Lanka’s COVID19 Vaccine Rollout Tracking.

India – AstraZeneca – 925,242 (1st jab) / 221,368 (2nd)
Russia – SputnikV – 11,338 (1st jab)
China – Sinopharm – 71,203 (1st jab)

  • 23 deaths report May 11, the 2nd highest in a day.
  • 1225 cases report today so far
  • 25%- 28% of people infected with the new coronavirus show symptoms, out of that 17% need oxygen – Health officials
  • Government employees who are called for work should produce a letter from the Institution head when travelling across Provinces on service requirements: Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration
  • Taking into consideration the Covid-19 situation in Sri Lanka, an inter-district travel restriction can also be imposed if necessary in near future – Army Commander, reports Adaderana.
  • 26 deaths report May 10, the highest in a day. Deaths include an infant 3-months old from Wattegama area
  • So far about 132 pregnant women tested positive for the coronavirus islandwide, 2 of them are critical conditions – Officials
  • Last 24-hours, Police arrested 548 persons for not wearing face masks.
  • Negotiations held with the Chinese authorities to obtain 3 million doses of #Sinopharm vaccine have been successful – PMD
  • Government to use ‘ITUKAMA’ COVID-19 Healthcare Fund balance Rs. 1360 Million for the vaccination program.
  • Health Officials request those who have *Breathing difficulties , *Shortness of breath, to seek immediate treatment from nearest hospital.
  • Inter-Provincial travel restrictions will be imposed from midnight today (May 11) to May 30. Restrictions do NOT apply to essential services.

-Impose travel restrictions between all provinces,
-Cancel all gatherings and functions,
-Limit the number of people who can enter and stay in commercial establishments, and
-Isolate the areas where infected people are found in higher numbers.

Coronavirus related deaths last 7 days.

⏺️ May 9 – 15
⏺️ May 8 – 22
⏺️ May 7 – 19
⏺️ May 6 – 11
⏺️ May 5 – 14
⏺️ May 4 – 11
⏺️ May 3 – 13

  • With 51 overseas returnees cases, Sri Lanka today records 2624 coronavirus cases, the highest single-day increase. Active cases pass 22,000.
  • So far about 132 pregnant women tested positive for the coronavirus islandwide, 2 of them are critical conditions – Officials
  • With 13 overseas returnees cases, Sri Lanka May 9 records 2672 coronavirus cases, the highest single-day increase. Active cases pass 20,000.
  • 2nd pregnant woman death reports in Karapitiya hospital May 9.
  • Sri Lanka records 22 covid related deaths May 8, the highest records in a day. Total death count is now 786
  • Coronavirus daily cases count will go above 2,000 coming days – Dr. Sudath Samaraweera
  • Health Officials request those who have *Breathing difficulties , *Shortness of breath, to seek immediate treatment from nearest hospital.
  • If you have Coronavirus symptoms, Call Hotline 1999 or 1990 Ambulance.
  • So far about 132 pregnant women tested positive for the coronavirus islandwide, 2 of them are critical conditions – Officials

District wise coronavirus cases May 9

COLOMBO 755
GAMPAHA 323
KALUTARA 234
GALLE 228
RATNAPURA 192
KANDY 127
POLONNARUWA 118
ANURADHAPURA 94
MATARA 87
MATALE 75
KURUNEGALA 59
NUWARAELIYA 55
JAFFNA 52
HAMBANTOTA 49
AMPARA 42
MONERAGALA 36
BADULLA 32
KEGALLE 26
BATTICOLOA 25
PUTTALAM 23
TRINCOMALEE 14
KILINOCHCHI 5
VAVUNIA 4
MANNAR 2
MULLAITIVU 2
TOTAL 2,6

Area-wise COVID19 Cases on May 9

  • Kesbewa 180
  • Piliyandala 180
  • Colombo MC 131
  • P’naruwa 94
  • Anuradhapura 78
  • Kandy 77
  • Kalawana 60
  • Homagama 57
  • Eheliyagoda 55
  • Karapitiya 53
  • Payagala 50
  • Kalutara S 48
  • Habaraduwa 40
  • Jaffna 38
  • Nuwara Eliya 29
  • Matale 28
  • Monaragala 24
  • Kotavila 20

Coronavirus related deaths last 7 days.

⏺️ May 9 – 15
⏺️ May 8 – 22
⏺️ May 7 – 19
⏺️ May 6 – 11
⏺️ May 5 – 14
⏺️ May 4 – 11
⏺️ May 3 – 13


😷 Daily Case – 2672 (May 9)
😷 Confirmed total Positive + cases – 125,906
😷 Recovered & Discharged- 104,463
😷 Active cases- 20,657
😷 Deaths- 801
😷 Total PCR Tests done- daily about 23,000
😷 Total Vaccinated- 931,396
😷 Total Vaccinated 2nd dose- about 200,000

  • So far about 132 pregnant women tested positive for the coronavirus islandwide, 2 of them are critical conditions – Officials
Pregnancy and COVID19 Expecting mothers stay safe pray

😷 Daily Case – 1896 (May 8)
😷 Confirmed total Positive + cases – 123,234
😷 Recovered & Discharged- 103,098
😷 Active cases- 19,372
😷 Deaths- 786
😷 Total PCR Tests done- daily about 23,000
😷 Total Vaccinated- 929,776
😷 Total Vaccinated 2nd dose- about 200,000

Coronavirus related deaths last 7 days.

⏺️ May 9 – 15
⏺️ May 8 – 22
⏺️ May 7 – 19
⏺️ May 6 – 11
⏺️ May 5 – 14
⏺️ May 4 – 11
⏺️ May 3 – 13

District-wise COVID patients May 6.
🔵COLOMBO 326
🔵KALUTARA 309
🔵GAMPAHA 273
🔵KANDY 153
🔵GALLE 131
🔵MATALE 90

  • Sri Lanka today records over 1500 coronavirus cases, today caseload IS 1895
  • 38 traders at Welisara Economic Center tested positive for Coronavirus – Area health officials
  • 29 employees working at Katunayake Free Trade Zone tested positive for COVID19.
  • Health Officials request those who have *Breathing difficulties , *Shortness of breath, to seek immediate treatment from nearest hospital.
  • If you have Coronavirus symptoms, Call Hotline 1999 or 1990 Ambulance.

😷 Daily Case – 1895 (May 6)
😷 Confirmed total Positive + cases – 119,424
😷 Recovered & Discharged- 100,885
😷 Active cases- 17,805
😷 Deaths- 745
😷 Total PCR Tests done- daily about 23,000
😷 Total Vaccinated- 928,107
😷 Total Vaccinated 2nd dose- about 175,000

Progress of COVID-19 Immunization as of 8.30 pm on 06. 05. 2021
  • Sri Lanka today records close 2000 coronavirus cases, May 5 records 1939 cases, the highest single-day increase.
  • Sri Lanka today records the first fatality of a pregnant woman due to COVID19.
  • So far about 70 pregnant women tested positive for the coronavirus islandwide – Hiru News
  • So far 6 Police areas and 99 Grama Niladari DN Divisions isolated

District-wise confirmed COVID19 cases on May 5.

  • Colombo 498
  • Gampaha 387
  • Kalutara 377
  • Matale 83
  • P,naruwa 78
  • Sri Lanka’s COVID19 recoveries figure reached to 100,000 mark today. Total recovered patients count is now 100,075
  • So far 6 Police areas and 86 Grama Niladari DN Divisions isolated
  • Gampaha district recorded the highest cases on May 4th as 542 cases throughout the district
  • Sri Lanka today records the first fatality of a pregnant woman due to COVID19.
  • So far about 70 pregnant women tested positive for the coronavirus islandwide – Hiru News

District-wise confirmed COVID19 cases chart

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COVID19 Total cases map as at May 4th
  • Sri Lanka today records close 2000 coronavirus cases, today records 1939 cases, the highest single-day increase.
  • Sri Lanka today records over 1500 coronavirus cases for the 6th consecutive day, today caseload is 1860
  • Sri Lanka’s COVID19 recoveries figure closing to 100,000 as 944 patients recovered and discharged from hospitals today. Total recovered patients count is now 99,153
  • So far about 70 pregnant women tested positive for the coronavirus islandwide – Hiru News
  • So far 6 Police areas and 86 Grama Niladari DN Divisions isolated
  • Wildlife circuit bungalows and campsites temporarily closed
  • 32 post offices closed over coronavirus fears
  • Dambulla Economic Centre to reopen for trading May 5
  • Foreign Ministry limits services provided by Consular Affairs Division
  • After Sinhala & Tamil New Year Aluth Avurudu festival there are about 16,000 COVID19 positive cases
  • NO parties & gatherings at homes for a short period; Army Commander

Area-wise confirmed COVID19 cases on May 3.

  • Panadura South 62
  • Piliyandala 60
  • Moratuwa 54
  • Boralesgamuwa 47
  • Beruwala 47
  • Kadawatha 26

District-wise confirmed COVID19 cases on May 4.
GAMPAHA 542
COLOMBO 531
KALUTARA 116
GALLE 112
KANDY 85
Nuwara Eliya
Ratnapura
Matara

  • So far about 70 pregnant women tested positive for the coronavirus islandwide – Hiru News
  • So far 6 Police areas and 77 Grama Niladari DN Divisions isolated
  • After Sinhala & Tamil New Year Aluth Avurudu festival there are about 15,000 COVID19 positive cases
  • 13 coronavirus related deaths report in Sri Lanka today, total death count pass 700 mark and now 709 total deaths. 42-Years old and 44 year-old persons are among death list.

Sri Lanka today records close 2000 coronavirus cases, today records 1923 cases, the highest single-day increase.

  • Sri Lanka records over 1000 coronavirus cases for the 7th consecutive day, today caseload 1923.

* All Zoological Gardens, Elephant Orphanage & Safari Parks will be closed for public till further notice – Director General, Dept of National Zoological Gardens

* Public temporarily restricted from entering the Labour Department office, Narahenpitiya. Access only by prior appointment through website www.labourdept.gov.lk.

* Public requested to call National Centre for Prevention of Covid-19, on phone No.1906 in case of delays in transporting Covid-19 positive patients to treatment centres – Army Commander

Sri Lanka today records over 1500 coronavirus cases for the 4th consecutive day, today 1891 caseload consider as the highest single-day increase.

  • Isolation of Piliyandala police division will be lifted from 5 am May 3
  • NO parties & gatherings at homes for a short period; Army Commander
  • Sri Lanka today records 1891 coronavirus cases, highest single-day increase.
  • Sri Lanka today records over 1500 coronavirus cases for the 4th consecutive day, today 1891 caseload consider as the highest single-day increase.
  • So far 7 Police areas and 58 Grama Niladari DN Divisions isolated
  • After Sinhala & Tamil New Year Aluth Avurudu festival there are about 13,406 COVID19 positive cases
  • According to the NATIONAL OPERATIONS CENTRE FOR PREVENTION OF COVID19, about 11,212 people are under quarantine process in 113 quarantine centres managed by Sri Lanka Army.
  • The Department for Registration of Persons (DRP) has suspended all its services related to issuing National Identity Cards under one-day-service scheme until further notice
  • Permission granted to allow Ayurvedic hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients
  • All airlines have been informed to limit their passenger intake to Sri Lanka to 75% including crew members for a period of two weeks from May 3
  • Public urged to celebrate Ramazan and Vesak festivals at home : DG Health Services
  • 13 students of Ruhuna University tested positive for coronavirus
  • New health regulations / guidelines effective from May 1st. Sri Lanka is in Alert Level 3.
  • A news on YouTube and other social media claiming an islandwide curfew will be imposed from midnight is FALSE.
  • All schools will remain closed till May 7th. Reopening dates will announce later after review the COVID19 situation – Education Ministry
  • All activities in hotels (parties, gatherings, events, etc.), pubs & night clubs are prohibited after 10pm today, for a period of two weeks – Army Commander
  • India records over 400,000 new Covid cases in 24 hours, first country to do so in the pandemic.
    401,993 new infections were registered taking the total to 19.1 million with 3,523 deaths, bringing the toll to 211,853.
  • May 1, Police arrested 264 persons for not wearing face masks, the highest arrests in a single day.
  • AC offices, closed spaces increase COVID spread, medical experts recommend opening windows to reduce the spread of COVID-19 virus – Chief Epidemiologist
  • There is NO scientific proof that hot and humid weather conditions, drinking warm water, consumption of garlic, onions and other spices can prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
  • Sri Lanka’s PCR test positivity rate has increased North east arrow up to 8% – State Minister Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle.
  • Officials have recognized a new coronavirus cluster and named it as “New Year” / “Aluth Avurudu” COVID cluster.

Sri Lanka Coronavirus latest updates & COVID19 News

Sri Lanka Statistics (As at May 5, 2021)

😷 Daily Case – 1914 (May 4)
😷 Confirmed total Positive + cases – 115,590
😷 Recovered & Discharged- 100,075
😷 Active cases- 14,795
😷 Deaths- 720
😷 Total PCR Tests done- daily about 23,000
😷 Total Vaccinated- 928,107
😷 Total Vaccinated 2nd dose- 140,721
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World Stats (As at May 2, 2021)

😷 Confirmed total Positive + cases- 152,639,937
😷 Deaths- 3,201,784
😷 Recovered- 129,880,508
😷 Coronavirus is affecting 220 countries and territories.

As at May 2, So far 7 Police areas and 58 Grama Niladari DN Divisions isolated in Sri Lanka
As at May 2, So far 7 Police areas and 58 Grama Niladari DN Divisions isolated in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Coronavirus latest updates & COVID19 News

A new variant of the COVID-19 coronavirus has been detected in Sri Lanka and the new virus strain is spreading faster than the old strain Professor Neelika Malavige of the Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine, at the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura said.

The Head of the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID – 19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Army Commander General Shavendra Silva assuring that there will be no islandwide lockdowns urged the public to restrict their movements during the weekend.

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Health raising the alert level in COVID-19 country response issued a series of new instructions on how to engage in common activities and permitted functions up to the end of next month.

The Ministry of Health has issued relevant guidelines and instructions in 48 areas, which are available on the Ministry’s website at www.health.gov.lk.

According to the current epidemiological situation after the New Year, some restrictions needs to be imposed to reduce the risk of transmission, the Ministry said.

State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID Disease Control Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle has issued instructions as per the country Alert Level 3 on how to engage in public activities in the face of the current coronavirus epidemic.

The Ministry statement contains instructions on how to engage in public activities until May 31st. The announcement includes how to leave house, use public transport, get to work, go to the supermarket, etc. in a safe manner.

Under the new guidelines, only two people are allowed to leave one house or lodge unless they are engaged in essential services or permitted activities.

The Ministry emphasizes that every citizen should take action to abide by the new instructions.

Sri Lanka has re-imposed the 14-day quarantine for the visitors to the country as number of Covid-19 cases sharply increased following the New Year celebrations.

The Media Center for National Development in a Twitter post said the Government has confirmed that to combat the spike and contain the Covid-19 outbreak, the mandatory 14 day quarantine for returnees, tourists & visitors to Sri Lanka is back in effect.

The mandatory quarantine will be applicable to even those who have received a certified vaccination.

Live Blog…Updating..Coronaviruses / Covid19 is gradually spreading in Sri Lanka. On 27 January, the first confirmed case of the Coronavirus was reported in Sri Lanka, a 44-year-old Chinese woman from Hubei Province in China, she was admitted to the National Institute of Infection Diseases IDH. She had fully recovered and was released from hospital on 19 February.

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