Sri Lanka has detected the brand new pressure of the Covid-19 virus after a British nationwide who has arrived right here just lately examined constructive for the brand new variant, Chief Epidemiologist of the Well being Ministry’s Epidemiology Unit Sudath Samaraweera stated on Wednesday.
That is the primary case of the brand new variant to be reported within the island nation.
Samaraweera stated the contaminated affected person had arrived within the nation every week or two in the past and additional investigations have been underway.
Until date, Sri Lanka has detected over 49,000 constructive Covid-19 sufferers because the nation is within the midst of a second wave of the pandemic.
In line with the Well being Ministry, out of 49,537 sufferers detected since March, 42,621 sufferers have recovered and been discharged from hospitals bringing down the lively affected person depend to six,627.
It stated that to date 244 sufferers have died of the virus.