Covid-19: 171 new infections identified with a total of 459 within the last 24 hours
Posted on November 24th, 2020

Health

Fresh COVID-19 positive cases were identified in Sri Lanka as the total number of cases reported from the Minuwangoda and Peliyagoda clusters reached 17,436.

The Department of Government Information said 171 more persons were tested positive for the virus.  A total of 287 more new Covid-19 cases were reported earlier evening bringing the total cases so far to 20,795, the Health Ministry said. All contacts are close contacts of earlier patients.

All the new cases are close contacts of the Peliyagoda Fish Market cluster, reports confirmed.

With the new development, Sri Lanka has confirmed 20,966 novel coronavirus infections to date.

According to the Health Ministry’s data, 14,462 of the confirmed patients have made complete recoveries from the virus.

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