COVID-19 infections soar as 120 more test positive

COVID-19 infections soar as 120 more test positive

October 20, 2020   09:58 pm

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A total of 120 more persons have tested positive for Covid-19, says Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva.COVID-19 cases count soars as 120 more test positive.

A total of 120 more persons linked to the Minuwangoda cluster have tested positive for Covid-19 today (20), says Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva.

According to reports, 37 of them are apparel factory employees and their contacts who are currently at quarantine centres.

The remaining 83 have been identified as close contacts of the staff members of the apparel factory.

Thereby, the novel coronavirus infections registered by the Minuwangoda cluster hit 2,342.


UPDATE: Six individuals who arrived in from foreign countries – 03 from Japan, 02 from Russia and 01 from Qatar – also tested positive for the novel coronavirus today, the Department of Government Information said.

Sri Lanka has confirmed 186 fresh cases in total so far within the day, taking the tally to 5,811.

Complete recoveries from the Covid-19 meanwhile reached 3,457 as 17 more were discharged from hospitals earlier today.

This brings the number of active cases under medical care to 2,341.

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