Coronavirus: 359 positive cases in total confirmed today
March 7, 2021 09:40 pm
Sri Lanka registered 183 more positive cases of COVID-19 today (March 07) as total novel coronavirus infections reported within the day reached 359.
Department of Government Information says 321 of today’s cases are close contacts of earlier cases linked to the Peliyagoda cluster.
Sixteen others have been detected from the prison cluster and the remaining 22 were identified as arrivals from foreign countries.
New development has pushed the country’s confirmed COVID-19 cases count to 85,695.
According to COVID-19 figures, 3,134 active cases are still under medical care at selected hospitals and treatment centres.
Meanwhile, total recoveries reported in the country now stand at 82,059.
Sri Lanka has also witnessed 502 fatalities due to the outbreak of the pandemic.