Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) – Situation Report – 13.03.2020 – 10.00am

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) – Situation Report – 13.03.2020 – 10.00am

Local Situation quarantined

· Third confirmed patient identified on 12/03/2020

· Total number of confirmed – 3 (1 foreign, 2 SL)

· Total number of individuals under observation – 64

· In the current Sri Lankan context, there is no scientific justification to wear face mask routinely by the general public including children.

· Third confirmed patient identified on 12/03/2020

Source : Epidemiology Unit, Disease Surveillance System

An outbreak of pneumonia of unknown reason was first reported on 31st December 2019 from Wuhan City in Hubei Province of China. On 7th Jan 2020, it was diagnosed as “Novel Corona Virus”. On 30th Jan 2020, World Health Organization has declared it as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). On 11/02/2020 the WHO has introduced a short form for the diseases as COVID-19 and on 11/03/2020 declared as pandemic.

· The incubation period is reported as 2-14 days.

· R0 (Basic reproduction number) is estimated as 1.4 to 2.5. (R0= the number of cases one case generates on average over the course of its infectious period, in an otherwise uninfected or not immune) Ref. European Respiratory Society- www.ersnet.org 29/01/2020

Global Situation

· 125,048 – Laboratory confirmed cases (80981 – China, 44,067 – Outside China)

· 4613 deaths (3173 – China, 1440 outside China)

· Patients are reported from 117 countries/territories – Ref. WHO situation report – 12/03/2020

· Total number of confirmed – 3 (1 foreign, 2 SL)

· Total number of individuals under observation – 64

Source: Epidemiology Unit, Ministry of Health & Indigenous Medical Services

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