293 positive for COVID-19; infections up to 8,706

2020-10-27 at 18:31

293 individuals have tested positive for the coronavirus thus far today.

The number of infections in the country accordingly increases to 8,706.

The Government Information Department said among the 293 cases are 291 contacts of the Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda cluster and two persons identified at quarantine centres.

With the detection of today’s infections, the Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda coronavirus cluster has surpassed the 5,000 mark and is now at 5,232.

Earlier today coronavirus recoveries rose to 4,043 with 110 individuals discharged after recovering during the past 24-hours.

Accordingly, 4,644 patients including 13 foreign nationals are currently receiving treatment for coronavirus at 34 medical facilities across the country.

445 suspected COVID-19 cases are also under medical observation at present.