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582 positive for COVID-19; cases up to 9,791

582 individuals tested positive for the coronavirus today .

Among the 582 cases were 467 persons associated with COVID-19 cases of the Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda cluster and 115 individuals identified from quarantine centres.

The number of infections in the country accordingly increases to 9,791 while the number of active cases rose to 5,630.

The Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda COVID-19 cluster meanwhile increased to 6,333.

67 individuals who contracted COVID-19 were discharged during the past 24 hours after recovering raising recoveries to 4,142.

The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said 25 persons were discharged from the Kattankudy Hospital, 19 from the Homagama Hospital, 12 from the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, eight from the Teldeniya Base Hospital, two from the Welikanda Base Hospital and one individual from the Galgamuwa Base Hospital.

435 individuals suspected to have contracted the virus are under medical observation.

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