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* Prison COVID-19 cluster exceeds 3000
Sat, Dec 19, 2020, 09:24 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 19, Colombo: The number of COVID-19 infected from the prison cluster has exceeded 3,000, the authorities report.

Accordingly, the total number of infected persons is 3,372, out of which 114 infected persons are prison officers.

Among the infected are 389 male prisoners, 9 female prisoners, while 2,676 are male remand prisoners and 184 were female remand prisoners.

The highest number of infected inmates of 800 is reported from Welikada Prison while 796 are from the Magazine Prison, 658 from Mahara Prison and 381 from Colombo Remand Prison.

So far 73 Covid-19 infected prison officers and 1,772 infected inmates have completely recovered.


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