Drop in number of COVID-19 positive cases

The number of COVID-19 positive cases identified through random PCR tests covering all districts has dropped to 6.2 percent from about 10 percent, Dr. Ranjith Batuwantudawa, Director of the Health Promotion Bureau said.

He said earlier about 10 percent of those subjected to random PCR tests had been found positive and now the COVID positive cases found through such tests were declining almost on a daily basis.

He also said that the Epidemiology Unit has taken steps to carry out about 7,000 random PCR tests daily covering all MOH divisions in the country.

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