Covid-19: Prison cluster climbs up. 17 new infections found

Covid-19: Prison cluster climbs up. 17 new infections found

17 January 2021 12:59 pm

The Covid-19 cluster discovered in the Prison sector has climbed up to 4310, with 17 new infections identified today (17). 

Among the new cases were 16 male inmates and a prison official, a statement by the Department of Prisons informed. 

At present, the highest number of Covid-19 cases in the Prison sector is reported from Welikada, marking 881, while Magazine Prison reports 863 cases, Mahara Prison 814 cases, the Remand Prison of Colombo 429 and Negombo Prison, 363. 

223 inmates and 09 prison officials are under medical observation. 

MIAP