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* Coronavirus Update: Divulapitiya COVID-19 cluster exceeds 2000, total cases rise
Sat, Oct 17, 2020, 09:01 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 17, Colombo: The total number of COVID-19 patients reported from the Divulapitiya COVID-19 cluster so far on Saturday rose to 2014 and the total number of infected people found in the country has increased to 5,475, according to the health authorities.

So far today 121 cases of COVID-19 have been reported and 115 of them are associated with the Brandix Corona cluster in Divulapitiya and six of them are returnees from foreign countries.

According to the Health Promotion Bureau report, as of 7 pm Saturday, 2,067 patients are receiving treatment at hospitals. Another 255 Individuals are currently under investigations in hospitals.

Thirteen patients have died while 3,395 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 374,448 PCR tests have been conducted to detect Covid-19 infected persons from February 18 to October 16, according to the Health Promotion Bureau report.


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