Seven new patients take Coronavirus cases tally to 1,717

Seven new patients take Coronavirus cases tally to 1,717

June 3, 2020   07:40 pm


Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 cases count escalated to 1,717 as of 6.45 pm today (03) following the detection of seven new virus-positive patients.

Earlier today, 27 persons tested positive for COVID-19 – one returnee from Kuwait, 19 returnees from Qatar and 7 Navy men. Accordingly, a total of 34 virus-positive cases have been detected so far within the day.

In the meantime, 13 virus-positive patients who had recovered completely were discharged from the Infectious Disease Hospital, Colombo East Base Hospital and Minuwangoda Base Hospital today. Sri Lanka’s recoveries count thereby moved up to 836.

The total count of active coronavirus cases under medical care meanwhile stands at 870.

Sri Lanka reported its 11th COVID-19 death on Monday (01) as a 45-year-old male who had arrived in the country from Kuwait succumbed to the disease.

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