Coronavirus update: 2,842 new COVID-19 cases identified Friday, total rises to 480,478

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 2,842 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Friday.

Among the new infections confirmed today 2,832 are from the New Year cluster and 10 are foreign arrivals currently in quarantine.

According to the Epidemiology Unit report at 10 pm Friday, a total of 480,478 COVID-19 cases have been reported 59,855 infected patients under medical care at hospitals and homes, while 409,628 patients have fully recovered and been discharged from hospitals.

Sri Lanka Friday reported 131 deaths within last 24 hours raising the total to 10,995.

According to the Epidemiology Unit report, so far total of 13,264,806 people have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 10,211,537 have received the second dose.

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