COVID-19 cases top 5,000 | Daily News

COVID-19 cases top 5,000

With 145 new COVID-19 positive cases confirmed by yesterday morning, the total number of COVID-19 positive patients detected in the country has increased to 5,038, Head of National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOPCO) Army Commander Lt. General Shavendra Silva said.

According to the Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry 3,357 of them have been recovered while 1,668 remain in hospitals.

The total number of persons who tested positive for the virus in the Minuwangoda coronavirus cluster rose to 1,590 by 10 a.m. yesterday.

Meanwhile, Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. S.Wijayamuni yesterday stated that no case of community infection was recorded in Colombo and all the cases reported from Colombo Districts have links to Minuwangoda cluster.