439 COVID-19 positive; cases up to 19,280

2020-11-21 at 06:47

The number of coronavirus cases recorded in Sri Lanka rose to 19,280 yesterday.

439 individuals tested positive for the virus yesterday of whom 435 were linked to the Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda COVID-19 cluster.

The cluster accordingly rose to 15,765.

Meanwhile two individuals who arrived in the island from the United Arab Emirates and two sea marshals, undergoing quarantine, also tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday.

Sri Lanka recorded over 13,000 COVID-19 recoveries after 368 patients recovered and were discharged raising recoveries to 13,271.

5,935 COVID-19 patients including 12 foreign nationals are currently receiving treatment at 55 hospitals across the island while 462 suspected cases are under medical observation.