Covid-19: Daily cases hit 704 as 160 more test positive
Posted on November 15th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana

Sri Lanka saw another surge in its confirmed Covid-19 cases this evening (15) as 160 more persons were tested positive for the virus.

All the new cases are close contacts of the Minuwangoda and Peliyagoda clusters, reports revealed.

According to the Government Information Department, 704 positive cases in total were registered today, recording the third-highest daily cases count. 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.

With the latest development, the country’s infections tally has soared to 17,287 while total infections from the dual cluster reached 13,788.

Health Ministry’s data showed that 11,495 of the confirmed patients have made complete recoveries from the virus.

The Epidemiology Unit says 5,734 active cases are still receiving medical treatment at selected hospitals across the island.

The death toll meanwhile went up to 58 earlier today, as five more patients fell victim to the virus.

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