609 individuals test positive for COVID-19

2020-10-23 at 18:41

609 individuals tested positive for the coronavirus today, the second highest number of cases reported in a single-day.

The number of infections recorded in the country accordingly increases to 6,896.

Of the 609 cases reported today are 496 identified from the Peliyagoda fish market, 48 persons in quarantine centres, 40 associates of Minuwangoda factory workers, 20 individuals from the Beruwala Fisheries Harbour and five from the Galle Fisheries Harbour.

The Minuwangoda COVID-19 cluster accordingly increased to 3,426.

3,238 active cases are currently being treated for the virus in hospitals.

83 individuals who contracted the coronavirus were earlier discharged after recovering from the coronavirus during the past 24-hours.

The number of recoveries in the country accordingly increased to 3,644.

426 persons suspected to have contracted the virus are also under observation.