15 returnees test positive for COVID-19; Confirmed cases hike to 1,486

15 returnees test positive for COVID-19; Confirmed cases hike to 1,486

May 28, 2020   06:02 pm


Fifteen more persons have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing Sri Lanka’s infections tally to 1,486 as of 5.15 pm today (28).

These fresh cases are returnees from Kuwait who are being quarantined in Trincomalee.

COVID-19 infections confirmed so far today moved up to 17, as two virus-positive navy men were also identified earlier this evening.

According to the Epidemiology Unit’s tally, 448 persons – including 3 foreigners – who arrived in the country from overseas have contracted the virus so far.

In the meantime, the count of recoveries reported in the country reached 745 after 13 patients were discharged from hospitals earlier today.

This brings the number of active coronavirus cases who are under medical care to 731.

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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