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Covid 19 update: One more inmate at Kandakadu tests positive

ECONOMYNEXT – One more inmate at the Kandakadu Rehabilitation and Treatment centre has been diagnosed as contracting Covid 19 as five more overseas returnees in quarantine also tested positive in the past 24 hours, officials said.

This raises the total number of Covid patients found at the drug rehabilitation centre to 640. Out of them, 519 are inmates while the rest are staff, visiting lecturers, family members are close associates.

The National Operations Centre for the Prevention of Covid 19 (NOCPOC) said the total number of patients found in Sri Lanka since the outbreak has now risen to 3121.

According to the Epidemiology Unit of the Department of Health Services 2918 of them have recovered and been discharged from hospitals while 191 remain under treatment as active cases. Twelve have died. (Colombo September 6, 2020)

Reported by Arjuna Ranawana