Department: Last News

866 COVID-19 cases reported on Friday (23); Over 60% from Peliyagoda Fish Market

Colombo (News 1st); 866 COVID-19 cases were reported on Friday (23), making it the highest number of cases reported on a single day in Sri Lanka.The Department of Government Information said 535 of these cases were reported from the Peliyagoda Fish Market.48 cases were reported from Quarantine Facilities.05 cases were reported from the Galle Fisheries Harbour and 20 cases were reported from the Beruwala Fisheries Harbour.The other 257 cases reported are close contacts.According to the Department of Government Information the total number of cases reported from the Minuwangoda Cluster is 3682.In addition, a returnee from South Korea had also tested positive for COVID-19 while in quarantine.Accordingly, the total number of patients in

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Department: Main News

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 787,000, a sign that job losses may have eased slightly but are still running at historically high levels.With confirmed infections having neared 60,000 in the past week, the highest level since July, many consumers have been unable or reluctant to shop, travel, dine out or congregate in crowds — a trend that has led some employers to keep cutting jobs. Several states, such as Ohio and Idaho, are reporting a record number of hospitalizations from the virus.Thursday’s report from the Labor Department said the number of people who are continuing to receive unemployment benefits tumbled by 1 million to 8.4 million.

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