Ninety-two more cases from Peliyagoda COVID-19 cluster
October 24, 2020 11:37 pm
Ninety-two more individuals have tested positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19, Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva said.
According to the Army Chief, all of them are close contacts of the coronavirus patients linked to Peliyagoda Fish Market.
Meanwhile, a total of 368 cases of COVID-19 positive cases have been identified within the day far.
Thus, the Minuwangoda and Peliyagoda cluster has registered a total of 4,050 positive cases.
Following the latest update, the total number of Covid-19 confirmed in Sri Lanka shot up to 7,521.
The Epidemiology Unit’s statistics revealed that 3,792 active cases are still under medical care at selected hospitals across the country.
Recoveries from the virus now stand at 3,714 after 70 persons infected with the virus were discharged from hospitals earlier in the day upon regaining health.
Sri Lanka also witnessed its 15th death this morning, as a 56-year-old from Kuliyapitiya fell victim to Covid-19.