As per the statistics of the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health, 100,000 COVID positive cases have been reported so far during the third wave of the pandemic.
A total of 195,844 COVID-positive cases have been reported so far and 3,297 cases have been reported yesterday alone. Accordingly, 630 cases were reported from the Colombo District, 648 from the Gampaha District, 409 from the Kalutara District, 111 from the Kurunegala District, 94 from the Kandy District and 185 from the Galle District.
Overall, 51,514 cases have been reported from the Colombo District, 35,988 from the Gampaha District, 18,294 from the Kalutara District, 9,824 from the Kandy District and 9,135 from the Kurunegala District.
Out of a total of 186,868 infected, 162,397 have completely recovered and discharged from hospitals and Intermediate Care Centres (ICCs).Only 3,396 infections and 13 deaths were reported during the first wave of the pandemic, while the second wave recorded 92,341 infections and 591 deaths.At present, 31,839 infected people are being treated in hospitals and ICCs and 1,608 fatalities have been recorded so far.