Coronavirus: 164 more fresh cases in Sri Lanka
October 27, 2020 09:56 pm
The Department of Government Information confirms that 164 more persons linked to the Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda cluster have tested positive for Covid-19 in Sri Lanka today (27).
According to reports, 156 of them are contacts of coronavirus positive cases found from the Peliyagoda Fish Market. The remaining 08 have been identified from quarantine centres.
Thereby, the total number of Covid-19 infections registered by the Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda cluster reached 5,396.
Sri Lanka has reported 457 positive cases so far within the day, the state information bureau said.
With the new development, Sri Lanka has confirmed 8,870 novel coronavirus infections to date.
According to statistics, 4,043 of the confirmed patients have made complete recoveries from the virus.
The Epidemiology Unit says 4,808 active cases are still receiving medical treatment at selected hospitals across the island.
Covid-19 death toll meanwhile went up to 19 earlier today, as three infected persons including a 19-year-old fell victim to the virus.
Sri Lanka witnessed the highest daily count of Covid-19 cases on the 23rd of October with a record total of 866 fresh positive cases. The second-highest was recorded on the 6th of October with 739 infections.