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132 more COVID-19 cases reported from Minuwangoda cluster

Covid-19 patients reported in Sri Lanka soared to 5,170 as 132 persons tested positive for the virus yesterday (14).

Reports revealed that all the new positive cases were linked to the Minuwangoda cluster.

Five of them are staff members of the Minuwangoda apparel factory and the remaining 127 were close contacts of the factory’s employees.

Thereby, the Minuwangoda cluster thus far recorded 1,723 novel coronavirus infections in total, the National Operations Centre for the Prevention of Covid-19 (NOCPOC) said.

Out of this total, 1,041 are employees of the Minuwangoda apparel factory and the rest of the 682 are close contacts of the staffers.

The breakdown of the surge in Covid-19 cases reported from the Minuwangoda cluster since the 5th of October is as follows:

October 5-11 (first week) – 1,186
October 12 – 121
October 13 – 90
October 14 – 194
October 15 – 132 (as of 6.00 am today)