Coronavirus: 519 new infections confirmed within the day
Posted on February 21st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

Sri Lanka registered 265 more positive cases of COVID-19 today (February 21) as total novel coronavirus infections reported within the day reached 519.

Department of Government Information says 495 of today’s cases are close contacts of earlier cases linked to the Peliyagoda cluster.

Twenty-three others were detected from the prison cluster. The remaining patient is an arrival from a foreign country.

New development has pushed the country’s confirmed COVID-19 cases count to 79,999.

According to COVID-19 figures, 5,265 active cases are still under medical care at selected hospitals and treatment centres.

Meanwhile, total recoveries reported in the country now stand at 74,299.

Sri Lanka has also witnessed 435 fatalities due to the outbreak of the pandemic.

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