83 recover from COVID-19; recoveries rise to 3,644

2020-10-23 at 14:26

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

The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said the number of recoveries in the country accordingly increases to 3,644.

40 individuals were discharged from the Minuwangoda Base Hospital, 11 from the Kamburugamuwa Hospital, eight from the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, seven including two foreign nationals from the Iranawila Hospital, five from the Neville Fernando Hospital, four from the Kattankudy Hospital, three including two from the Hambantota District General Hospital, two from the Laggala, Pallegama Hospital, and one each from the Welikanda and Rambukkana Hospitals.

Accordingly 2,629 individuals are receiving treatment for the coronavirus at present, while 426 persons suspected to have contracted the virus are under observation.

309 individuals tested positive for the coronavirus yesterday raising infections to 6,287.

The Minuwangoda COVID-19 cluster presently stands at 2,817.