The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Well being says 488 extra individuals have been examined constructive for the novel coronavirus to this point in the present day (October 16).
This brings the overall variety of confirmed instances of COVID-19 reported within the nation to 530,909.
Reportedly, greater than 25,000 virus-infected sufferers are present process remedy in the mean time at hospitals, remedy centres, and present process home-based care.
The whole variety of coronavirus recoveries reached 492,305 after 347 extra sufferers in whole have been discharged from medical care earlier in the present day.
Within the meantime, the overall variety of individuals, who died of COVID-19 an infection in Sri Lanka, moved up as 23 extra fatalities have been confirmed by the Director-Basic of Well being Companies on Friday (October 15).
The brand new improvement has pushed the official dying toll from the virus outbreak within the nation to 13,472.
The most recent victims embody 17 males and 06 females, the Division of Authorities Info stated.