Twenty more test positive for COVID-19 as tally leaps to 1,138

Twenty more test positive for COVID-19 as tally leaps to 1,138

May 24, 2020   10:37 pm

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Fifteen more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 9.45 pm today (24) as Sri Lanka’s total count of coronavirus infections reached 1,138.

One of these positive cases has been identified as a navy man and the rest of the 19 cases are returnees from Kuwait undergoing mandatory quarantine procedure at the facility in Minneriya.
 
Accordingly, a total of 49 positive cases of coronavirus has been detected so far within the day.

Meanwhile, 674 of these coronavirus patients have been discharged from hospitals so far upon complete recovery.

The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry says that 455 active cases are currently under medical care at selected hospitals.

The country’s death toll due to coronavirus currently stands at 09.

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