Coronavirus: 493 cases in total confirmed today

Coronavirus: 493 cases in total confirmed today

March 5, 2021   09:27 pm

Sri Lanka registered 156 more positive cases of COVID-19 today (March 05) as total novel coronavirus infections reported within the day reached 493.

Department of Government Information says 325 of today’s cases are close contacts of earlier cases linked to the Peliyagoda cluster.

Thirteen others were detected from the prison cluster and the remaining 12 were identified as arrivals from foreign countries.

New development has pushed the country’s confirmed COVID-19 cases count to 84,960.

According to COVID-19 figures, 3,146 active cases are still under medical care at selected hospitals and treatment centres.

Meanwhile, total recoveries reported in the country now stand at 81,321.

Sri Lanka has also witnessed 493 fatalities due to the outbreak of the pandemic.

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