Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 infections hike to 1,810

Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 infections hike to 1,810

June 6, 2020   07:01 pm


Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka have moved up to 1,810 following the detection of four more virus-positive patients this evening (06).

One of them is a returnee from Kuwait undergoing quarantine at the facility in Minneriya and the other 3 are navy personnel at the Pampaimadu quarantine centre, the Department of Government Information said.

Earlier today (06), five other navy men tested positive for the virus. Accordingly, a total of 9 infections have been confirmed so far within the day.

Sri Lanka’s recoveries tally escalated to 891 after 33 coronavirus patients, who had recovered from the disease completely, were discharged from the IDH (12), Welikanda Base Hospital (04), Colombo East Base Hospital (01), Homagama Base Hospital (07) and Minuwangoda Base Hospital (09) this afternoon.

The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry says 908 active Covid-19 cases are currently under medical care at hospitals.

In the meantime, 11 patients have succumbed to the virus so far.

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