28th May 2021 21:03:44 Hours


As of this morning (14), a total of 468 more persons were confirmed positive to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. 4 of them are expatriates and all other 464 were from locally-identified affectees. Of those persons 282 are from Colombo, 43 from Gampaha and 10 from Kalutara, states the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO). By 6.00 this morning (14), the total number of COVID-19 positive cases reported from Minuwangoda garment factory employees and Peliyagoda Fish Market stands at 12,690. By 6.00 this morning (14), 7606 fully-recovered COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals in the past 24 hours. 3106 of them are from the Minuwangoda cluster and all other 9584 were from Peliyagoda Fish Market cluster. Up to yesterday (13), a total of 16,190 COVID-19 positive cases were reported from all over the country. 11,030 fully-recovered COVID-19 patients have been so far discharged from hospitals and all other 5,107 are still under treatment in hospitals and care centers. To-date, 53 COVID-19 positive deaths have been so far reported and 5 deaths reported in the past 24 hours were from Colombo 13, Colombo 14, Chilaw and Ratmalana areas. Within yesterday (13), 378 recovered patients have left hospitals. By this morning (13), about 30,000 persons of first and second contacts of COVID-19 positive cases are in self-quarantine. By this morning (14), the flight QR 668 from Doha, Qatar with 39 persons, the flight 6E 9034 from Chennai with 08 passengers, the flight UL 1026 from Chennai with 24 passengers and the flight UL 218 from Doha, Qatar with 06 passengers have arrived in Colombo. Within today (14), the flight EY 264 from Abu Dhabi with four passengers is expected to land here. All those passengers were referred/were to be referred to Quarantine Centres (QCs), managed by tri-services upon their arrival after formalities at the airport. As of this morning (14), 2,956 persons in 31 tri service-managed QCs are still in quarantine. Within yesterday (13), 9,575 PCR tests were carried out across the country.