769 discharged; COVID-19 recoveries up to 47,984

2021-01-21 at 17:00

769 individuals who contracted COVID-19 have been discharged during the past 24-hours after recovering.

The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said total recoveries accordingly increase to 47,984.

69 individuals were discharged from the Dambadeniya treatment centre, 55 from the Punani treatment centre, 46 from the Polgolla treatment centre, 42 from the Neville Fernando Hospital and 37 from the Hikkaduwa treatment centre.

Accordingly, 6,931 individuals are currently being treated for the virus at 66 treatment facilities while 792 persons suspected to have contracted the virus are under observation.

The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country rose to 55,189 with the detection of 770 patients yesterday.