Cases surge to 1,370 as 51 navy men test positive for COVID-19

Cases surge to 1,370 as 51 navy men test positive for COVID-19

May 27, 2020   07:30 pm


Fifty-one persons have tested positive for COVID-19 as at 7.00 pm today (27), increasing Sri Lanka’s infections tally to 1,370.

These fresh cases are Navy men who are undergoing the quarantine procedure at the facility in Vadichchipalai, Jaffna, the Ministry of Health confirmed.

The infections reported from the Navy thereby escalated to 689.

In the meantime, the coronavirus recoveries reported in the country reached 732 earlier today as 20 patients were discharged from the Infectious Disease Hospital (02), Welikanda Base Hospital (01), Colombo East Base Hospital (05), Navy Hospital (10) and Minuwangoda Base Hospital (02).

On that account, the number of active coronavirus cases who are under medical care stands at 628, according to the Epidemiology Unit’s tally.

Sri Lanka witnessed the highest daily surge of virus cases on Tuesday (26), with a record total of 137 new infections. 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.

Sri Lanka reported its 10th 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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