Oct 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 cases rose to 5,244 Thursday as the number of patients associated with the Divulapitiya COVID-19 cluster has increased to 1,789 with the identification of 68 more confirmed positive for the virus, the Ministry of Health said.
According to the Epidemiology Unit report, as of 10 pm Thursday, 1,851 patients are receiving treatment at hospitals. Another 322 Individuals are currently under investigations in hospitals.
Thirteen patients have died while 3,380 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 357,698 PCR tests have been conducted to detect Covid-19 infected persons from February 18 to October 13, according to the Health Promotion Bureau report.