COVID IN PRISONS: 3,709 CASES TO-DATE WITH 3,229 RECOVERIES

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54 prisoners had tested positive for the coronavirus on Sunday (27), said the Department of Prisons.

50 of them are suspect inmates and 04 are resident prisoners.

A total of 3,709 COVID-19 cases were reported from prisons to-date.

3,229 of them had recovered and among the recoveries are 112 Prison Officers.

The breakdown of cases according to prisons is as follows;

832 – Welikada Prison
829 – Magazine Prison
785 – Mahara Prison
410 – Colombo Remand Prison
271 – Negombo Prison

05 COVID-19 deaths were also reported from prisons in Sri Lanka.