Nov 17, 2020

5 more deaths as Covid-19 cases pass 18,000 mark (Update)

Heath authorities have confirmed 05 more Covid-19 related deaths.

All five victims are residents of Colombo district.

- The victims are : A 65-year old male from Colombo 10 who had died at Welikanda Base Hospital.
- A 69 year old female from Rathmalana who had died at home.
- A 71 year old female from Kirulapone who had died at home.
- A 81 year old female from Colombo 02 who had died at the Colombo National Hospital.
- A 82 year old male from Dematagoda who had died at home.

Accordingly, the death toll stands at 66.

Meanwhile, 401 cases of Covid-19 have been found today (Nov. 17),pushing the total number of infections to 18,075.

398 cases are contacts of the Peliyagoda cluster.

Accordingly, the Divulapitiya - Peliyagoda cluster has grown to 14,568.

According to the situation report of the Epidemiology Unit issued at 10.30pm today (Nov. 17), there are 5,799 patients under medical care, 12,210 recoveries and 66 deaths.

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(Previous Update : 20.21 Nov. 17, 2020)

157 more test positive for Covid-19

The Ministry of Health confirms that 157 new cases of Covid-19 have been identified.

They are all contacts of the Peliyagoda cluster.

Accordingly, the Divulapitiya - Peliyagoda cluster has grown to 14,327 while the total number of infections have increased to 17,831.

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