Coronavirus update: 670 new COVID-19 cases identified Thursday, total rises to 50,899

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 670 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Thursday.

Among the positive cases identified Thursday, 663 are associates of the Peliyagoda COVID-19 cluster and 7 from the prison cluster.

According to the Epidemiology Unit report at 11:30 pm Thursday, a total of 50,899 COVID-19 cases have been reported and 6,901 infected patients are being treated at hospitals. Another 741 individuals are currently under investigations in hospitals.

Sri Lanka reported four more deaths raising the total to 251 and 43,747 patients have fully recovered and been discharged from hospitals.

A total of 1,430,864 PCR tests have been conducted to detect COVID-19 infected persons from February 18 to January 13, according to the Health Promotion Bureau.

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