Two prison inmates test positive for Covid-19

2021-01-13 at 18:21

Another two prison inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 today.

The Department of Prisons said both cases are male inmates.

The number of prison inmates who have tested positive for COVID-19 has now increases to 4,271.

Accordingly 880 cases have been recorded at the Welikada Prison, 854 at the Magazine Prison, 812 at the Mahara Prison, 425 at the Colombo Remand Prison and 350 at the Negombo Prison.

Meanwhile the Prisons Department said a total of 3,805 prison inmates and 121 prison officials who contracted the virus have recovered thus far, while another 328 inmates and eight prison officers remain under medical care at hospitals.