168 new Covid-19 infections confirmed

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Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 numbers went up again today (05), as 168 more persons were tested positive for the virus.

The newly-identified patients were identified as close contacts of earlier cases linked to the Peliyagoda fish market.

Following the new development in Covid-19 figures, Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda dual cluster’s infections tally has reached 23,674.

Thereby, a total of 669 positive cases have been detected within the day.

As per statistics, the total number of Covid-19 infections confirmed in the country to date now stands at 27,228.

Recoveries from the virus meanwhile climbed to 20,090 earlier today, as 652 more patients regained health.

However, 7,008 active cases are still under medical care at selected hospitals and treatment centres located across the island.

Sri Lanka has also witnessed 130 deaths related to Covid-19.