Medical and Health

Get all the latest and most accurate updates on the recent COVID-19 cases including the active, new, and recovered count in Sri Lanka. You will also find details such as quarantine centers and active testing centers that will be helpful when directing people to go get tested. Check below if you are in search of emergency contact details of relevant authorities such as the Health Promotion Bureau and Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health as well.

25410 Confirmed Cases
6982 Active Cases
878 New Cases
18304 Recovered
124 Deaths
Authorities And Centers
Health Promotion Bureau
0112 696 606
Presidential Task Force
117
Epidemiology Unit, Ministry of Health
0112 695 112
Suwasariya ambulance service
1990
Quarantine Unit - Ministry of Health
0112 112 705
Medical Research Institute Sri Lanka
Quarantine Details Centers
quarantine details
Vavuniya QC
Vavuniya
Batticoloa Punani QC
Batticoloa
Kandakadu QC
Polonnaruwa
Palali QC
Jaffna
Zahira College QC
Puttalam
Galkanda QC
Polonnaruwa
Mulankavil QC
Kilinochchi
Nallur
Jaffna
Oluvil
Ampara
Batticaloa Brandix QC
Batticaloa
Panichchankerni
Batticaloa
Welisara Navy Camp
Welisara
Testing Centers
Testing Centers
Medical Research Institute
Colombo
0112 693 532
National Hospital, Kandy
Kandy
0812 244 810
Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya
Galle
Teaching Hospital, Anuradhapura
Anuradhapura
Government Hospitals
Government Hospitals
National Institute of Infectious Diseases
National Hospital Sri Lanka
Teaching Hospital
Ragama
Teaching Hospital
Karapitiya
Teaching Hospital
Anuradhapura
Teaching Hospital
Kurunegala
Teaching Hospital
Jaffna
National Hospital
Kandy
Teaching Hospital
Batticaloa
District General Hospital
Gampaha
District General Hospital
Negombo
Teaching Hospital
Rathnapura
Provincial General Hospital
Badulla
Lady Ridgeway Hospital
Colombo
District General Hospital
Polonnaruwa
Teaching Hospital
Kalubowila
Castle Street Teaching Hospital
Colombo
Base Hospital
Hambantota
Base Hospital
Monaragala
Base Hospital
Welikanda
District General Hospital
Kalutara
Chest Hospital
Welisara
Base Hospital
Mulleriyawa
Base Hospital
Homagama
Dr. Nevil Fernando Hospital
Weliwita
District General Hospital
Chillaw
District General Hospital
Matara
District General Hospital
Vavunia
Base Hospital
Marawila
Teaching Hospital
Sri Jayawadhanapura
Base Hospital
Beruwala
FAQs About COVID-19
FAQs About COVID-19

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.

People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. People can also catch COVID-19 if they breathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs out or exhales droplets. This is why it is important to stay more than 1 meter (3 feet) away from a person who is sick. WHO is assessing ongoing research on the ways COVID-19 is spread and will continue to share updated findings.

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

Studies to date suggest that the virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through contact with respiratory droplets rather than through the air. See previous answer on “How does COVID-19 spread?”

The main way the disease spreads is through respiratory droplets expelled by someone who is coughing. The risk of catching COVID-19 from someone with no symptoms at all is very low. However, many people with COVID-19 experience only mild symptoms. This is particularly true at the early stages of the disease. It is therefore possible to catch COVID-19 from someone who has, for example, just a mild cough and does not feel ill. WHO is assessing ongoing research on the period of transmission of COVID-19 and will continue to share updated findings.

The risk of catching COVID-19 from the feces of an infected person appears to below. While initial investigations suggest the virus may be present in feces in some cases, spread through this route is not a main feature of the outbreak. WHO is assessing ongoing research on the ways COVID-19 is spread and will continue to share new findings. Because this is a risk, however, it is another reason to clean hands regularly, after using the bathroom and before eating.

Protection measures for everyone Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. Many countries around the world have seen cases of COVID-19 and several have seen outbreaks. Authorities in China and some other countries have succeeded in slowing or stopping their outbreaks. However, the situation is unpredictable so check regularly for the latest news.

The risk depends on where you are - and more specifically, whether there is a COVID-19 outbreak unfolding there.For most people in most locations the risk of catching COVID-19 is still low. However, there are now places around the world (cities or areas) where the disease is spreading. For people living in, or visiting, these areas the risk of catching COVID19 is higher. Governments and health authorities are taking vigorous action every time a new case of COVID-19 is identified. Be sure to comply with any local restrictions on travel, movement or large gatherings. Cooperating with disease control efforts will reduce your risk of catching or spreading COVID-19. COVID-19 outbreaks can be contained and transmission stopped, as has been shown in China and some other countries. Unfortunately, new outbreaks can emerge rapidly. It’s important to be aware of the situation where you are or intend to go. WHO publishes daily updates on the COVID-19 situation worldwide.

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