2,008 new infections confirmed yesterday

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Daily COVID-19 cases count hit 2,008 yesterday (June 20) as 455 more people were tested positive for the virus in Sri Lanka.

Earlier last evening, the Department of Government Information confirmed 1,553 new cases associated with the New Year Cluster.

The new development brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 239,669.

As many as 201,389 recoveries and 2,581 deaths have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the outbreak of the pandemic last year.

According to official data, more than 35,000 active cases are currently under medical care at designated hospitals and treatment centres.

The Director General of Health Services has confirmed 47 more COVID-19 related deaths that have occurred yesterday (June 20).

This pushes the official death toll due to the virus in Sri Lanka to 2,581.

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