With 864 positive cases, total COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka cross 64,000
Posted on January 31st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

Sri Lanka’s confirmed COVID-19 infections count saw another surge today (January 31) as 513 more persons were tested positive for the virus.

Department of Government Information said 476 of the newly-identified patients are close contacts of earlier cases detected from the Peliyagoda cluster. Another 10 are were meanwhile linked to the prison cluster.

The remaining 27 have been identified as arrivals from foreign countries: 17 from the United Arab Emirates and 10 from South Korea.

The country has registered 864 positive cases of novel coronavirus within the day. 

Following today’s development, total COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country have soared to 64,157.

According to the Epidemiology Unit, 882 more persons who were previously infected with the virus were discharged from hospitals upon returning to health today, raising the recoveries count to 57,159.

In the meantime, 6,685 active cases are still under medical care at multiple hospitals and treatment centres.

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