Sri Lanka reports 337 new COVID-19 cases
January 21, 2021 06:43 pm
Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 numbers saw another surge today, as 337 more persons were tested positive for the virus.
Department of Government Information confirmed that 330 of the newly-identified patients are close contacts of earlier cases linked to the Peliyagoda cluster and 07 are from prisons cluster.
This brings the tally of Covid-19 cases from the Minuwangoda, Peliyagoda and prisons clusters to 51,666.
As per statistics, the total number of Covid-19 infections confirmed in the country to date now stands at 55,526.
Recoveries from the virus meanwhile climbed to 47,984 earlier today, as more patients regained health.
However, 7,268 active cases are still under medical care at selected hospitals and treatment centers located across the island.
Sri Lanka has also witnessed 274 deaths related to Covid-19.