Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 numbers saw another surge today, as 278 more persons were tested positive for the virus.
Department of Government Information confirmed that 274 of the newly-identified patients are close contacts of earlier cases linked to the Peliyagoda fish market. In addition, four arrivals from foreign countries – Pakistan (01), Qatar (01), Maldives (01) and Poland (01) – have contracted the virus.
Accordingly, a total of 588 new cases have been reported within the day.
As per statistics, the total number of Covid-19 infections confirmed in the country to date now stands at 49,537.
Recoveries from the virus meanwhile climbed to 42,621 earlier today, as more patients regained health.
However, 6,672 active cases are still under medical care at selected hospitals and treatment centres located across the island.
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