Coronavirus update: 826 new COVID-19 cases identified Monday, total rises to 64,983

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 826 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Monday.

Among the positive cases identified Monday, 816 are associates of the Peliyagoda COVID-19 cluster and 10 are arrivals from the United Arab Emirates.

According to the Epidemiology Unit report at 10 pm Monday, a total of 64,983 COVID-19 cases have been reported and 6,585 infected patients are being treated at hospitals. Another 839 individuals are currently suspected of infection and hospitalized.

Sri Lanka reported seven deaths Monday raising the total to 323 and 58,075 patients have fully recovered and been discharged from hospitals.

A total of 1,721,936 PCR tests have been conducted to detect COVID-19 infected persons from February 18 to January 31 according to the Health Promotion Bureau.

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