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COVID numbers rising as Sri Lanka marks one-year since vaccine roll-out

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COLOMBO (News 1st); The number of COVID-19 patients admitted to several key hospitals in the country is on the rise, warned Sri Lanka’s health sector.COVID numbers at the Colombo National Hospital, National Institute of Infectious Diseases as well as the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital are on the rise.Deputy Director-General of Health Services Dr.

G. Wijesuriya speaking to News 1st said that COVID cases among children at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children have also increased.The increase in figures is being reported in Sri Lanka when the country marks one year since it began administering the vaccine against COVID-19.At the Colombo National Hospital, COVID-19 patients are being treated at five dedicated wards, and a hospital spokesperson said there is an increase in the COVID numbers reported daily at the hospital.The National Institute of Infectious Diseases is reaching its capacity of beds for COVID patients, said Dr.

Hasitha Attanayake, the Director of IDH.Over the past week, the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital accommodated around 30 COVID patients, however on Friday (29) that number increased to 60.Director of the Ridgeway Hospital for Children Dr.

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