COVID recoveries top 4,900 | Daily News

COVID recoveries top 4,900

5,738 under medication to date

The number of Coronavirus recoveries in the country has increased to 4,905 with 506 recoveries reported yesterday, the Health Ministry Epidemiology Unit stated.

The country’s confirmed COVID-19 positive cases stands at 10,663 and 5,738 of them are still under medical care.

The National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) yesterday stated that the total number of COVID-19 positive cases reported from Minuwangoda garment factory stands at 7,185. Of them, 1041 are factory employees and other 6,144 are locally-identified contacts of those garment factory-infected employees.

Around 718 quarantined individuals after PCR tests left for their homes yesterday. Of them, three are from Mirigama Teachers’ Training School QC, 310 persons from Nilwala Teachers’ Training School QC, 128 persons from Punani QC, 93 persons from Batticaloa Teachers’ School QC, 43 persons from Kundasale QC and 141 persons from Vidaththapalei QC.

To-date, 60,890 individuals have left for homes after quarantining. As of yesterday morning (1), 4,990 persons in 60 tri service-managed QCs are still in quarantine. Within the day Saturday (31), 10,510 PCR tests were carried out across the country and the total PCR tests conducted so far stands at 512,735.

By 6.00 yesterday morning (1), 117 fully-recovered COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals. Of them, 2 persons were from abroad and another 115 persons are identified as close contacts of the Minuwangoda garment factory-infected employees who were in quarantine at QCs.