4,523 confirmed COVID-19 cases in SL

Total count of Covid-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka increased to 4,523 on Friday (09), the Department of Government Information said.

Five arrivals – 02 Indian seamen, 01 from Kuwait and 02 from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – had tested positive for the virus.

Meanwhile, 30 fresh cases of novel coronavirus linked to the Minuwangoda cluster were also confirmed on Friday. Three employees of the Minuwangoda apparel factory, 24 close contacts and 03 suspected close contacts were confirmed positive for the virus.

As per statistics, 1,214 active cases are currently receiving treatment for the disease at selected hospitals across the country.

In the meantime, total number of recoveries from Covid-19 now stands at 3,296.