Twelve more coronavirus cases bring tally to 1,106
May 24, 2020 04:29 pm
Twelve more persons are confirmed to have contracted the novel coronavirus, confirmed the Ministry of Health a short while ago.
With the new cases, 17 new coronavirus cases have been detected in the county within the day so far. Previously, 5 individuals who had arrived from Kuwait were declared to have contracted the virus.
The 12 new cases, too, have been identified from persons who arrived in Sri Lanka from Kuwait and undergoing the mandatory quarantine process at the Trincomalee quarantine center.
Thereby the total number of COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka is at 1,106.
As per the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry, 423 active cases are under medical care at selected hospitals across the country.
Meanwhile, 14 more COVID-19 patients recovered today (24) raising the total tally to 674 cases.
Sri Lanka has recorded nine fatalities from the virus.