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* Coronavirus update: 588 new COVID-19 cases identified Tuesday, total rises to 49,537
Tue, Jan 12, 2021, 11:14 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 12, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 588 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Tuesday.

Among the positive cases identified Tuesday, 576 are associates of the Peliyagoda COVID-19 cluster, 08 form the prison cluster and four arrivals from overseas including one each from Pakistan, Qatar, The Maldives and Poland.

According to the Epidemiology Unit report at 10 pm Tuesday, a total of 49,537 COVID-19 cases have been reported and 6,672 infected patients are being treated at hospitals. Another 793 individuals are currently under investigations in hospitals.

Sri Lanka reported 244 deaths and 42,621 patients have fully recovered and been discharged from hospitals.

A total of 1,401,970 PCR tests have been conducted to detect COVID-19 infected persons from February 18 to January 11, according to the Health Promotion Bureau.


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