Another 354 persons test positive for COVID-19

2021-01-14 at 18:02

Another 354 new COVID-19 cases have been detected today in the country, raising the number of confirmed infections to 50,583.

Among the new cases 347 have been identified as contacts of the Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda COVID-19 cluster.

Seven cases have also been identified from prisons across the country.

Accordingly, the Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda COVID-19 cluster has increased to 46,811.

The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said 6,589 persons including one foreign national are currently receiving treatment for coronavirus at 63 facilities across the country.

Earlier today, 480 persons who recovered from COVID-19 were discharged from hospitals, raising the number of recoveries in the country to 43,747.

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