Another 246 workers at the Byrandix garment factory in Minuwangoda were diagnosed with the new corona virus today.
Accordingly, the total number of patients in the garment factory increased to 569.
A total of 101 infected people were identified yesterday from the corona infected cluster reported from the Brandix factory.
The health department said that the 101 infected people identified yesterday were residents of 16 districts. Among those infected are 56 in the Gampaha District, 13 in the Jaffna District, 06 in the Matale District, 05 in the Nuwara Eliya District and 04 in the Kurunegala District.
Two cases each were reported from the Badulla and Puttalam districts while two cases were reported from the Ampara district.
The Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva said that one worker each from Anuradhapura, Kegalle, Kilinochchi, Matara, Moneragala, Polonnaruwa and Vavuniya districts was among the corona infected persons found yesterday.