274 more test positive for Covid-19

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Total Covid-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka went past the grim milestone of 12,000 today (04) the Ministry of Health announced.

The latest spike in figures came after 274 more persons were tested positive for the virus.

Health Ministry’s data revealed that Sri Lanka has confirmed 12,018 novel coronavirus infections to date.

All the fresh positive cases have been linked to the Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda cluster, which registered a record total of 8,540 cases since the beginning of October.

The Government Information Department said 07 of the new patients were found from quarantine centres. The remaining 267 are contacts of earlier infections connected to the cluster.

Epidemiology Unit says 6,097 active cases continue to receive treatment at selected hospitals across the country.

Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 recoveries total meanwhile reached 5,858 earlier today, after 277 patients were discharged from hospitals as they have returned to health.

The country has also witnessed 23 deaths from the virus.

Sri Lanka witnessed the highest daily count of Covid-19 cases on the 23rd of October with a record total of 866 fresh positive cases. The second-highest was recorded on the 6th of October with 739 infections.