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Kandakadu cluster total goes up to 561 two more Navy patients are still in hospital

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s latest COVID 19 cluster produced one more case last night after a family member of a staffer at the Kandakadu Drug Rehabilitation and Treatment Centre tested positive at Rajangana officials said.

This brings the total number from this cluster to 561. Of them 451 are inmates undergoing rehabilitation, 68 are staff members or visiting counsellors and 42 are associates and family members.

The National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID in its morning briefing noted that as of 0600 this morning July 21, six more COVID 19 positive patients had been reported.

In addition to the patient at Rajangana five others had been detected at two different quarantine centres. Three of them are returnees from Saudi Arabia, the statement said.

It also appears that the COVID cluster that has up to now been the largest, the Navy camp at Welisara, is winding down.

Of the 906 Navy personnel who were hospitalized 904 have recovered completely and been discharged, the centre reported. (Colombo, July 21, 2020)