Delta COVID variant is spreading fast, warns SLMA

Delta COVID variant is spreading fast, warns SLMA

Delta COVID variant is spreading fast, warns SLMA

Written by Zulfick Farzan

20 Jul, 2021 | 6:58 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Sri Lanka Medical Association has warned that the Delta COVID variant is spreading fast in the country.

Dr. Padma Gunaratne, the President of the Sri Lanka Medical Association speaking to reporters on Tuesday (20) said according to available data it can be assumed that 30% of COVID cases within the Colombo municipality are infected with the Delta COVID variant.

‘There could a higher number of cases because of the Delta COVID variant and a higher number could be seriously ill,’ she warned adding it could lead to a higher number of deaths as well.

She said if the general public continues about their usual routine by ignoring the health guidelines the Delta COVID variant could easily spread across the country within two weeks.

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