Navy reports one more COVID-19 infection

May 27, 2020   08:09 pm

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One more person has contracted the COVID-19 virus, stated the Department of Government Information a short while ago.

The infected patient is a Sri Lanka Navy personal, confirmed the Department.

Previously, 51 other Navy personnel undergoing quarantine at the Vadichchipalai quarantine facility were reported positive for coronavirus in PCR tests carried out on them.

Accordingly, the infections reported from the Navy thereby escalated to 690.

With the new case of infection, the total number of coronavirus cases identified in the country is now at 1,371.

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 629, 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. Accordingly, a total of 288 persons who returned from overseas have tested positive for the virus so far.

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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