Sri Lanka’s daily COVID-19 cases count could be several times higher than the official figures, says the Vice Chairman of Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) Dr. Manilka Sumanatilleke.
Pointing out that the Delta variant of concern has a higher transmissibility, he said the actual number of virus-infected people who remain undetected can be five or six times higher.
Dr. Sumanatilleke also noted that nearly three people fall victim to COVID-19 per hour on average in the country.
“Right now, it looks like the virus is ahead and winning although the vaccination process has been ramped up.”
Dr. Sumanatilleke stressed that temporary restrictions in movement is the only way to win this race between the inoculation drive and the virus.