Covid-19: 277 more test positive for the virus
Posted on December 1st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana

Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 figures saw another surge today (01), as 277 more persons were tested positive for the virus.

The Government Information Department stated that 273 of the newly-identified patients are close contacts of earlier cases linked to the Peliyagoda fish market.  Following the new development in Covid-19 figures, Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda dual cluster’s infections tally has reached 20,983.

In addition, 04 arrivals from foreign countries – two each from Japan and UAE – were also tested positive for the virus.

Accordingly, the country has registered a total of 545 active cases within the day.

As per Epidemiology Unit data, the total number of Covid-19 infections confirmed in the country to date now stands at 24,532.

Recoveries from the virus meanwhile climbed to 17,817 earlier today, as 257 more patients regained health.

However, 6,593 active cases are still under medical care at selected hospitals and treatment centres located across the island.

Sri Lanka has also witnessed 122 deaths related to Covid-19.

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