14th January 2021 06:00:45 Hours
As of this morning (14), a total of 692 more persons were confirmed positive to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. Among them, were 5 Sri Lankan expatriates and other 687 are locally-identified ones, including the majority 223 from Colombo district, 119 from Gampaha district, 112 from Kalutara and other 233 are from different districts, states the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO).
By 6.00 this morning (14), the total number of COVID-19 positive cases reported from Minuwangoda garment factory employees and Peliyagoda Fish Market cluster stands at 46,435. Meanwhile, 40,509 fully-recovered COVID-19 patients from the fish market (37,450) and Minuwangoda (3,059) clusters have been discharged from hospitals.
By this morning (14), a total of 50,231 persons have been confirmed positive to COVID-19 from all over the country, including the dead. 43,266 fully-recovered COVID-19 patients have been so far discharged from hospitals and the rest 6,718 are still under treatment in hospitals and care centres.
By this morning (14), 646 recovered patients have left hospitals and care centres in the past 24 hours. 03 more deaths have been reported from Battaramulla, Colombo 15, and Colombo 10 areas in the past 24 hours. Accordingly, the COVID-19 death toll in the country rose to 247 by this morning (14).
By this morning (14), the flight UL 1508 from the UAE with 66 passengers, the flight QR 668 from Qatar with 45 passengers and the flight UL 471 from South Korea with 95 passengers have arrived.
The flight ET 8699 from Ethiopia with some passengers, the flight WY 371 from Oman with 50 passengers, the flight TST 7845 from the Netherlands with 12 passengers, the flight UL 102 from the Maldives with 31 passengers, the flight UL 184 from Pakistan with 2 passengers, the flight TK 730 from Turkey with 8 passengers, the flight UL 206 from Oman with 290 passengers, the flight UL 1206 from Israel with 119 passengers and the flight EK 648 from the UAE with 75 passengers are expected to arrive here within the day. They all were/were to be referred to Quarantine Centers (QCs), managed by tri-services upon their arrival after formalities at the airport.
As of this morning (14), 6,703 persons in 81 tri service-managed QCs are still in quarantine. Within yesterday (13), 14,329 PCR tests have been conducted.