One year since first COVID case detected in SL

One year since first COVID case detected in SL

One year since first COVID case detected in SL

Written by Zulfick Farzan

25 Jan, 2021 | 3:21 pm

Colombo (News 1st); It’s exactly one year since the first COVID-19 case was detected in Sri Lanka.

On January 25th, 2020 two people including a Chinese woman were admitted to the Infectious Diseases Hospital on suspicion they were infected by the Coronavirus.

On January 27th, 2020 Sri Lanka’s Health Ministry confirmed the 43-year-old Chinese woman from Hubei province in China tested positive for the coronavirus.

Since then Sri Lanka recorded 58,430 confirmed COVID-19 cases and over the course of one year, 49,684 people have recovered.

Unfortunately, Sri Lanka also recorded 283 COVID-19 deaths.

At present, there are 8463 active COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka, according to the government’s official COVID-19 website.

A majority of the COVID-19 cases were reported from clusters, which are the Sri Lanka Navy Cluster (Complete Recovery), The Kandakadu Cluster, The Minuwangoda Cluster, the Peliyagoda Fish Market Cluster, and the Prison Cluster.

The other cases are reported as close contacts and those who return from overseas.

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