29% of peak and rising
8 infections per 100K people reported last 7 days
COVID-19 infections are increasing in Sri Lanka, with 264 new infections reported on average each day. That’s 29% of the peak — the highest daily average reported on February 17.
There have been 97,472 infections and 625 coronavirus-related deaths reported in the country since the pandemic began.
Daily reported trends
How Sri Lanka compares
There is no one perfect statistic to compare the outbreaks different countries have experienced during this pandemic. Looking at a variety of metrics gives you a more complete view of the virus’ toll on each country.
These charts show several different statistics, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, that mark the various ways each country’s outbreak compares in its region and the world.
What it tells you...
Gives the true human toll of the virus on a country.
What it doesn’t
Can minimize the scale of the virus’ impact on smaller countries.
Infections in Asia and the Middle East
Deaths in Asia and the Middle East
* Latest average infections reporting
About this data
Reuters is collecting daily COVID-19 infections and deaths data for 240 countries and territories around the world, updated regularly throughout each day.
Every country reports those figures a little differently and, inevitably, misses undiagnosed infections and deaths. With this project we are focusing on the trends within countries as they try to contain the virus’ spread, whether they are approaching or past peak infection rates, or if they are seeing a resurgence of infections or deaths.