More coronavirus cases move total past to 55,000
January 20, 2021 09:49 pm
Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 numbers saw another surge today, as 389 more persons were tested positive for the virus.
Department of Government Information confirmed that all 389 of the newly-identified patients are close contacts of earlier cases linked to the Peliyagoda fish market.
Accordingly, a total of 768 new cases have been reported within the day.
As per statistics, the total number of Covid-19 infections confirmed in the country to date now stands at 55,189.
Recoveries from the virus meanwhile climbed to 47,215 earlier today, as more patients regained health.
However, 7,700 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.