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Virologists at the forefront of the COVID-19 battle in Sri Lanka

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Since the emergence of COVID-19 outbreak late last year and following its declaration as a public health emergency of global concern by the WHO in January 2020, testing and early identification of cases became a cornerstone of the pandemic response. Rising to the need of the hour, virologists of Sri Lanka acted immediately to face this new threat effectively. They were hard at work to establish the new diagnostics and owing to their dedication and tireless efforts Sri Lanka became one of the first countries which started PCR testing for COVID-19 at the beginning of the pandemic.

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COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2 PCR ) Testing Statistics for Sri Lanka

COVID-19 Testing statistics

 

  Laboratory Code Testing started Tests up to 31st May 2020
1 Medical Research Institute 1/W/G/SL 26. 01.2020 20,900
2 University of Sri Jayawardenepura 2/W/U/SL 28.02.2020 8,686
3 T H Karapitiya 1/S/G/SL 29.02.2020 6,417
4 T H Anuradhapura 1/NC/G/SL 06.03.2020 6,931
5 T H Kandy 1/C/G /SL 06.03.2020 4,566
6 NCTH 2/W/G/SL 19 03.2020 2,868
7 IDH 3/W/G/SL 01 04.2020 4,272
8 University of Jaffna 1/N/U/SL 04.04.2020 1,242
9 Apeksha Hospital 4/W/G/SL 08.04.2020 1,328
10 TH Ratnapura 1/SB/G/SL 09.042020 779
11 Lanka Hospitals 5/W/P/SL 10.04.2020 912
12 FM Colombo 6/W/U/SL 15.04.2020 1,612
13 KDU 7/W/U/SL 16.04.2020 1,444
14 Nawaloka 8/W/P/SL 16.04.2020 449
15 TH Batticalo 1/E/G/SL 25.04.2020 1,987
16 Asiri 9/W/P/SL 27.04.2020 463
17 TH Jaffna 2/N/G/SL 04 05.2020 1,132
18 PGH Badulla 1/UV/G/SL 17.05.2020 106
19 Durdans 10/W/P/SL 05.18.2020 324
20 DGH Nuwara Eliya 2/C/G/SL 29.05.2020 0