Seven more COVID-19 cases bring tally to 1,085

Seven more COVID-19 cases bring tally to 1,085

May 23, 2020   05:38 pm


Seven new positive cases of COVID-19 were confirmed as of 5.15 pm today (23), raising the country’s total cases count to 1,085.

Five of these patients have been identified as navy men, the Department of Government Information said. The remaining two are returnees from Dubai who are undergoing quarantine procedure at the facility in Giragama.

Accordingly, 17 positive coronavirus cases have been confirmed so far within the day.

Fifteen of these infections were confirmed from the Navy; Ten from the Kandakadu quarantine centre and 05 from Mullaitivu quarantine centre.

Meanwhile, the number of recoveries in Sri Lanka moved up to 660 earlier today, as 40 patients were discharged from hospitals as they have returned to health.

The Epidemiology Unit says, 416 active cases are currently under medical care at the IDH Hospital, Welikanda Base Hospital, Colombo East Base Hospital, Iranawila Hospital, Kattankudy Base Hospital, Navy Hospital, Minuwangoda Base Hospital and Homagama Base Hospital.

Nine coronavirus patients in the country have succumbed to the virus thus far.

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