Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda cluster surpasses 7,000

2020-10-31 at 18:41

The Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda COVID-19 cluster has surpassed the 7,000-mark following the detection of 137 new cases today.

The Department of Government Information said new cases include 99 infections identified as associates of previously confirmed COVID-19 patients and 38 cases detected from quarantine centres.

Accordingly, the Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda COVID-19 cluster currently stands at 7,083. The number of coronavirus cases confirmed in Sri Lanka has also risen to 10,561.

The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry said 6,142 persons including seven foreign nationals are currently undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at 40 facilities across the country.

Meanwhile, another 117 individuals including two foreign nationals infected by the novel coronavirus recovered and were discharged from hospitals earlier today increasing the number of COVID-19 recoveries in Sri Lanka to 4,399.

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