COVID-19 cases at 5,354 after 49 new infections
2020-10-16 at 19:23
The number of coronavirus cases reported in the country has risen to 5,354 after another 49 individuals tested positive today.
The Government Information Department said among the 49 cases were 35 persons in quarantine centres and 14 close contacts of Minuwangoda factory workers.
The Minuwangoda COVID-19 cluster accordingly increases to 1,899.
110 individuals have thus far tested positive for the virus, with 61 cases confirmed earlier in the afternoon.
All individuals have been identified as part of the Minuwangoda cluster.
Meanwhile the number of recoveries recorded in the country rose to 3,385 with five individuals recovering and discharged during the past 24-hours.
1,956 individuals including 14 foreign nationals continue to receive medical treatment for the virus at 16 hospitals.
316 persons suspected to have contracted the virus are under observation.