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Monday May 17th, 2021
Sri Lanka COVID 19

Sri Lanka confirms 2,275 Coronavirus cases, 21 Covid-19 deaths

With the latest deaths, the total went up to 962. Among the dead was a 37 year old man from Bandarawela.

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Sri Lanka to keep Coronavirus patients at home, 2,386 confirmed, 20 new Covid-19 deaths

"If symptoms worsen needing medical care they will be admitted to hospital."

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Sri Lanka confirms 2,269 Coronavirus patients, Covid-19 deaths climb to 29

Sri Lanka Medical Association had warned of a rise in deaths

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Sri Lanka confirms 2,269 Coronavirus cases, Covid-19 deaths 24

By the end of the day on May 13, 26,126 Coronavirus patients were under medical care after 1,145 were discharged.

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Sri Lanka Air Force to produce high flow oxygen units for Covid-19 patients

The Air Force was planning to produce 50 machines and was ready to make more

Sri Lanka confirms 2,386 Coronavirus patients, 18 deaths as controls tightened

Public to travel out based on ID numbers. Nightly curfew-like restriction

Sri Lanka eyes Coronavirus home management, Covid-19 deaths rise to 22

"If the patients number continues to increase there may come a time where patients need to stay at home"

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Sri Lanka finds Indian Coronavirus variant inside quarantine

A UK variant has triggered a third wave putting pressure on hospitals

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Sri Lanka Coronavirus deaths hit new high of 19, Covid-19 cases 1,914

Patients in treatment centres and hospitals rose to 16,916 as authorities scrambled to add new hospital beds

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Sri Lanka Coronavirus test delays dangerous, hire retirees to battle Covid-19: PHI union

Due to the delay their test result, their second level contacts will still be roaming in the community: Union Secy

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Sri Lanka Coronavirus deaths climb to 14 a day, total cases 1,939 in new high

A day earlier the total hospitalized climbed to 13,814

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Sri Lanka sees hospitalization delays as authorities scramble new Covid-19 beds

Most delays in Colombo, Kaluthara, Kurunegala, Gampaha and Matale districts.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka to expand Coronavirus ICU, HDU beds, non-invasive ventilation in Covid-19 wave

Total daily Coronavirus cases 1,914, domestic cases 1,860.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka plans to vaccinate 63-pct of population by end 2021: Health Minister

National Medical Regulatory Authority would clear a vaccine if it was approved by two 'stringent' foreign regulators

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Sri Lanka orders more oxygen cylinders in new Covid-19 wave

Plans are underway to increase the oxygen capacity in the country.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka daily Coronavirus cases hit new high of 1923, daily deaths reach 13

In the current wave, deaths are now reported in double digits

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Sri Lanka Coronavirus total hits new high of 1,891 as concerns rise over hospital beds

Patients under medical care rose to 13,824 from 11,933 after the new confirmations as 764 were discharged

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Sri Lanka on Coronavirus Alert 03, Covid-19 cases hit new high of 1,716

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Sri Lanka Covid-19 total hits new daily high of 1,662, health staff fatigue warned

"Health staff are getting fatigued. It the true picture is not revealed people will go on weekend trips"

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Sri Lanka Coronavirus cases surge to new daily high of 1,451, six Covid-19 deaths

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Sri Lanka confirms over 1,000 Coronavirus cases as Covid-19 controls tightened

"Earlier one or two got infected from one person, this time five or six seems to be contracting the virus."

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Sri Lanka shuts schools in Western, Wayamba provinces

Other provinces to remain open, 952 new cases on Monday

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Sri Lanka bans public events, parties to contain Covid-19 wave

Sri Lanka's government halts all state functions and invokes Covid-19 quarantine regulations to ban private functions to...

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Sri Lanka new Covid wave claims two foreigners

Total cases rise to 100,000 as Sri Lankan health authorities warn of a more deadly Covid variant

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Sri Lanka Coronavirus isolates area in Kaluthara

Sri Lanka has locked down Adikarigama in South Kaluthara as 18 and 35 year-olds die from Covid-19 induced pneumonia

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Sri Lanka warned over new Coronavirus crisis as Covid-19 cases tops 900

Sri Lankans have been warned to stay home for the next two weeks as a post-New Year Coronavirus wave sent daily Covid-19...

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