COVID-19 cases tally jumps to 1,469 with 16 new patients

COVID-19 cases tally jumps to 1,469 with 16 new patients

May 28, 2020   07:18 am

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Sixteen more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 as at 11.55 pm on Wednesday (27), increasing Sri Lanka’s infections tally to 1,469.

On that account, Sri Lanka witnessed the highest daily surge of virus cases on Wednesday (27), with a record total of 150 new infections. Out of these cases, 97 were returnees from overseas at quarantine facilities while 53 were navy personnel under quarantine.

In the meantime, the coronavirus recoveries reported in the country has reached 732.

Thereby, the number of active coronavirus cases who are under medical care stands at 727, according to the Epidemiology Unit’s tally.

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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