A total of 283 more Covid-19 patients were reported today (08), the Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry confirmed. All new cases are close contacts of previously detected patients from the Peliyagoda Covid-19 cluster.
This brings the total number of cases from the Brandix and Peliyagoda cluster to 10,220.
The total number of confirmed cases of the virus reported in the country thus far has thereby increased to 13,702.
8,285 of them have recovered while 5,383 are currently under medical care at hospitals. The death toll in the country from coronavirus stands at 34.