Jul 23, 2021

SL in further trouble as more Delta variant cases reported from 14 areas

Sri Lanka has recorded 30 more fresh cases of the Delta variant in 14 areas in the country, the Health Ministry said.

The patients have been identified in areas such as Kotte, Kolonnawa, Angoda, Nawagamuwa, Mahabage, Katunayaka, Negombo, Ratmalana, Beruwala, Galle, Matara, Dambulla, Vavuniya and Mullaithivu.

Accordingly, this takes total number of cases of the delta variant to 68.

“Though total number of cases is at 68, there may be more such cases which are undetected in the community,” Deputy Director-General of Health Services Dr Hemantha Herath told Daily Mirror.

"What should be done is to strictly adhere to health practices. It is apparent that many more cases of Delta variant would be found in future too," he added.

The first case of Delta variant was detected in Aramaya place in the Dematagoda area on June 21.