586 Covid patients have been identified during the last 24 hours.

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Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 figures surged yet again as 586 more persons were tested positive for the virus yesterday. Among them are 467 close contacts of earlier patients and 115 persons who are currently at quarantine centers.

Thereby, the total number of positive cases registered by the Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda cluster hit 6,313.

Further 04 naval personnel who arrived from foreign countries have also been exposed to the virus, the Department of Government Information said.

With the new development, Sri Lanka has confirmed 9,791 novel coronavirus infections to date. According to statistics, 4,142 of the confirmed patients have made complete recoveries from the virus.

The Epidemiology Unit says 5,630 active cases are still receiving medical treatment at selected hospitals across the island.

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