Coronavirus recoveries rise to 3,457

2020-10-20 at 15:57

The number of coronavirus recoveries has risen to 3,457 with 17 persons who contracted the virus discharged after recovering.

Seven individuals were discharged from the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, five from the Welikanda Base Hospital, two including a foreign national from the Hambantota District General Hospital and one each from the Colombo East Base Hospital, Teldeniya Base Hospital and the Galgamuwa Base Hospital.

Accordingly, 2,215 individuals, including 15 foreign nationals, are currently being treated for the coronavirus.

329 persons suspected to have contracted the virus are under medical observation.

Earlier, 60 associates of Minuwangoda factory workers tested positive for the coronavirus raising the Minuwangoda cluster to 2,222.

The number of cases recorded in the country accordingly increases to 5,685.