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* Coronavirus update: 501 new COVID-19 cases identified Thursday, total rises to 78,420
Fri, Feb 19, 2021, 12:14 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 18, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 501 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Thursday.

All the positive cases identified Thursday are associates of the Peliyagoda COVID-19 cluster.

According to the Epidemiology Unit report at 9:30 pm Thursday, a total of 78,420 COVID-19 cases have been reported and 6,175 infected patients are being treated at hospitals. Another 617 individuals are currently suspected of infection and hospitalized.

No deaths were reported Thursday and 71,823 patients have fully recovered and been discharged from hospitals.


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