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* Coronavirus Update: Divulapitiya COVID-19 cluster grows to 2075, total cases rise to 5538
Mon, Oct 19, 2020, 12:48 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 18, Colombo: The total number of COVID-19 patients reported from the Divulapitiya COVID-19 cluster so far on Sunday rose to 2075 and the total number of infected people found in the country has increased to 5,538, according to the health authorities.

So far today 63 cases of COVID-19 have been reported and 61 of them are associated with the Brandix Corona cluster in Divulapitiya and two of them are returnees from Japan.

According to the Health Promotion Bureau report, as of 10 pm Sunday, 2,122 patients are receiving treatment at hospitals. Another 306Individuals are currently under investigations in hospitals.

Thirteen patients have died while 3,403 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 389,961 PCR tests have been conducted to detect Covid-19 infected persons from February 18 to October 17, according to the Health Promotion Bureau report.


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