Sri Lanka’s death toll from Covid-19 climbed to 66

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Sri Lanka’s death toll from Covid-19 climbed to 66 as five more patients succumbed to the virus yesterday.

Total Covid-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka went past the grim milestone of 18,000 yesterday. 401 individuals were tested positive for the virus yesterday. According to the Department of Government Information, all the fresh cases have been identified as close contacts of the earlier patients from the Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda.

The dual cluster has seen a steady surge in its positive cases since the beginning of October, with a record total of 14,568. The confirmed Covid-19 cases in Sri Lanka now stand at 18,075. Epidemiology Unit says 5,799 active cases continue to receive treatment at selected hospitals across the country.

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