Covid-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka cross 7,000 mark
October 23, 2020 11:47 pm
Sri Lanka saw the highest daily record in Covid-19 cases today while the total number of confirmed infections surpassed the grim milestone of 7,000.
As per the statistics of the Health Ministry, the confirmed cases count now stands at 7,153.
The Department of Government Information said a total of 866 infections have been registered today:
- Galle fisheries harbour – 05
- Beruwala fisheries harbour – 20
- Peliyagoda Fish Market – 535
- Quarantine centres – 48
- Close contacts of Minuwangoda and Peliyagoda clusters – 257
- Arrival from South Korea under quarantine – 01
Thereby, positive cases reported from Minuwangoda and Peliyagoda clusters escalated to 3,682.
With the new development, the number of active cases currently under medical care has accelerated to 3,495.
Recoveries from Covid-19 meanwhile hiked to 3,644 earlier today after 83 patients were discharged from hospitals upon returning to health.
The country saw the second-highest daily total on the 6th of October, with 739 infections from the Minuwangoda cluster.