639 new positive cases within the day Covid-19 cases push total count to 42,702
Posted on December 30th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana

Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 numbers saw another surge today (30) as 285 more persons were tested positive for the virus.

According to the Department of Government Information, 282 of the newly-identified patients are close contacts of earlier cases linked to the Peliyagoda fish market.

In all, the country has registered 639 new positive cases within the day.

As per statistics, the total number of Covid-19 infections confirmed in the country to date now stands at 42,702.

Recoveries from the virus meanwhile climbed to 34,623 earlier today, as 698 more patients regained health.

However, 7,884 active cases are still under medical care at selected hospitals and treatment centres located across the island.

Sri Lanka has also witnessed 195 deaths related to Covid-19.

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