This evening, the Minuwangoda Covid-19 cluster confirmed 49 more positive cases (16), said Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Sri Lanka Army.
Thirty-five of them were identified as employees in the apparel factory and contacts who are in quarantine centers.
The remaining 14 are Covid-19 positive cluster patient contacts, according to reports.
So far, Sri Lanka has reported 110 novel coronavirus infections within a day.
Thus, the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 from the Minuwangoda cluster has risen to 1,899.