532 Confirmed COVID-19 cases total hit 46,780
Posted on January 7th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

The total count of COVID-19 cases reported in Sri Lanka reached 46,780 as 277 more persons were tested positive for the virus. 

Reportedly, 231 of the new cases were confirmed as close contacts of the Peliyagoda fish market cluster while 39 others were confirmed from the prison cluster.

The remaining 07 were identified as arrivals from foreign countries – 03 from Italy, 03 from Sudan and 01 from Jordan.

According to Department of Government Information said 532 fresh cases have been detected within the day.

As per the Health Ministry’s data, 39,661 of the confirmed patients have made complete recoveries from the virus so far.

However, 6,897 active cases are still under medical care at selected hospitals and treatment centers across the country.

The death toll from the virus meanwhile stands at 222.

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