Over 163,000 PCR tests done so far | Daily News


 

Over 163,000 PCR tests done so far

The total number of PCR Tests performed by last Monday (August 3rd) has reached 163,630, the Epidemiology Unit sources said.

According to the sources, COVID-19 recovery rate of Sri Lanka has reached 89 percent and it is only 63.29 percent in the world.

Sri Lanka's recovery rate is significantly above the USA (50.32 percent) and India (66.32 percent).

The fatality rate of Sri Lanka's COVID-19 patients is only 0.39 percent and it is 3.78 percent in the world. Sri Lanka's fatality is much lower than the USA (3.44 percent) and India (2.1 percent), sources said.

Only 300 COVID-19 patients are still receiving medical treatment at selected state hospitals and it is only10.6 percent from the total number of COVID-19 patients reported so far. The number of asymptomatic COVID-19 patients are much higher than the symptomatic patients reported so far, especially in the recent past, the sources added.      


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