The Ministry of Health states that 927 cases of Covid have been identified in the country yesterday (26).
It is clear that this is a huge increment over the situation two weeks ago. Two weeks ago, the number of daily Covid infections was between 500 and 600.
Accordingly, the health sector is urging the public to follow the health guidelines as the new Omicron Covid variety is spreading rapidly.
At present the Covid wards of the Colombo National Hospital are overcrowded and the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (IDH) is also overcrowded with covid patients. The need for intensive care units and oxygen is also on the rise, hospital directors told the media.