269 COVID-19 cases have been detected yesterday in the country, raising the number of confirmed infections to 46,247. The Department of Government Information said all new cases are linked to the Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda COVID-19 cluster. Accordingly, the Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda COVID-19 cluster has increased to 42,498. The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said 7,005 persons including three foreign nationals are currently receiving treatment for coronavirus at 64 facilities across the country.
Two more COVID-19 related deaths reported yesterday. It has pushed Sri Lanka’s fatality count from the virus to 219 cases in total. As per the Director-General of Health Services, one of the victims is a 60-year-old male from the Dehiwala area. Meanwhile, a 78-year-old female from Alawwa has succumbed to a severe diabetic condition, malfunction of heart, and a severe respiratory infection caused by the coronavirus infection.