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COVID strikes with vigour in Sri Lanka with 1,700 new cases on Monday

COVID strikes with vigour in Sri Lanka with 1,700 new cases on Monday

Colombo, Sep 20 (UNI/Xinhua) The total number of COVID-19 patients in Sri Lanka reached 504,491 on Monday after over 1,700 patients tested positive for the virus during the day, officials statistics from the Health Ministry showed here.
According to the Ministry, 12,125 people had succumbed to the virus while the active patient count in the country was 59,273.
Sri Lanka is facing a rapid rise in COVID-19 infections with health workers saying that the rise in patients in recent months was from the Delta variant with capital Colombo being the epicenter of the variant.

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