COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka climb to 1,117
May 24, 2020 05:53 pm
Eleven more COVID-19 positive cases have been identified raising the total number of coronavirus cases reported in the country to 1,117.
The new cases have been identified among persons who had been undergoing the mandatory quarantine at the Trincomalee quarantine center upon arriving from Kuwait.
Accordingly, 28 new coronavirus cases have been detected from the country so far today (24). All 28 patients had returned from Kuwait, according to the Ministry of Health.
Currently, 434 active COVID-19 cases are under medical observation at selected hospitals across the island.
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.