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* Coronavirus update: 487 new COVID-19 cases identified Saturday, total rises to 22,988
Sat, Nov 28, 2020, 11:34 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 28, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 487 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Saturday.

All the positive cases identified Saturday are close contacts of the infected from Peliyagoda COVID-19 cluster.

According to the Epidemiology Unit report at 10:45 pm Saturday, a total of 22,988 COVID-19 cases have been reported and 6,225 patients are being treated at hospitals. Another 531 individuals are currently under investigations in hospitals.

Sri Lanka reported 107 deaths and 16,656 patients including the Chinese tourist, who was the first COVID-19 case detected in the country in January, have fully recovered and been discharged from hospitals.

A total of 802,832 PCR tests have been conducted to detect Covid-19 infected persons from February 18 to November 27, according to the Health Promotion Bureau.


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