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Risk of COVID-19 Transmission Identified; NOT Community Spread

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COLOMBO (News 1st): Taking into account the prevailing COVID-19 situation, the Ministry of Health has identified that there is risk of each COVID-19 patient transmitting the virus to another individual in Sri Lanka, a top official said on Thursday (Feb.

10).However, this does not count as ‘Community Transmission’, Dr. Hemantha Herath, the Deputy Director-General of Health Services emphasized.Whilst referring to the COVID-19 caseload in the country, Dr.

Herath observed that there is a pattern, where each positive case has transmitted the disease to another person.“In the event of community transmission, one patient will at least transmit the virus to two individuals; whereas, if there are 700 patients, it could double within few days moving.

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