Covid-19: Sri Lanka records highest daily count as 127 Kuwait returnees test positive

Covid-19: Sri Lanka records highest daily count as 127 Kuwait returnees test positive

May 27, 2020   08:11 am

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Sri Lanka confirmed a total of 137 new COVID-19 patients on Tuesday (26) recording the highest daily surge in virus cases the country has witnessed to date.

Out of these cases, 127 were returnees from Kuwait who are at quarantine facilities while 10 of them were navy personnel, who are also under quarantine, according to the Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry.

The country’s tally of coronavirus-positive cases thereby hiked to 1,319.

Meanwhile, the count of recoveries reported in the country has reached 712 and the active coronavirus cases that are under medical care stand at 597.

Sri Lanka reported its 10th COVID-19 death on Monday (25) as a 51-year-old woman who had arrived in the country from Kuwait succumbed to the disease.

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