02nd May 2021 16:20:29 Hours
As of this morning (2), a total of 1716 more persons were confirmed positive to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. 17 Sri Lankan expatriates and 1699 of those positive cases are locally-identified ones, including the majority 375 from Colombo District, 247 from Gampaha, 158 from Kalutara District and 919 others from different Districts, states the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO).
By this morning (2), a total of 109,861 persons, inclusive of 90,637 of the fish market and Minuwangoda Brandix cluster have been confirmed positive to COVID-19 from all over the country, including the dead. 96,478 fully-recovered COVID-19 patients have been so far discharged from hospitals and the rest 12,696 are still under treatment in hospitals and care centers.
In the past 24 hours, 503 recovered patients have left hospitals and care centers. 9 deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours. Accordingly, the COVID-19 death toll in the country remains at 687 by this morning (2). As of this morning (2), 11,212 persons in 113 tri service-managed QCs are still in quarantine.
By Sunday (2) morning, Kuliyapitiya Police Division, Thittawellagama, Kumbukgete, Niraviya, Nikadalupotha and Udubadalawa GN Divisions in the Kurunegalla District, Adikarigoda, Miriswatte, Pelawatte North, Pelawatte East, Bollunna, Igurudaluwa, Meedalana, Morapitiya, Peleeda, Hadigalla, Morapitiya North, Wellavita South, Makalandawa, Bothalawa, Katukele Welmegoda and Pahala Hewassa GN Divisions in the Kalutara District, Polhena, Heeralugedara, Kaluaggala and Aswennawatte East GN Divisions in the Gampaha District. Pumpuhar, Sumethangapura (Uppuveli), Mudov, Kovilady, Linganagar, Kavattikudah and Chinabay GN Division in the Trincomalee District, Imbulagoda ,Katudampe,Godahena and Thalgasgoda GN Divisions in the Galle District, Siriketha GN Division and Sarubima GN in the Polonnaruwa District, Dambulla, Galewela, Matale and Naula Police Divisions, Pallekumbura and Alugolla GN Division in the Matale District and the Dambulla Economic Centre. Wellawaya Town, Kumanagama, Dehiaththakandiya and Kadirapura GN division in Ampara District. Wellawaya, Weherayaya, Kottamgambokka, Rahatangama, Gal Amuna and Helamulla GN divisions in the Monaragala District, Nampanuwa and Gorakapitiya GN Division in Colombo District, Hapugoda GN Division in Rathnapura district have been kept isolated and locked down.