COVID-19: Total case count passes 1,500 mark

COVID-19: Total case count passes 1,500 mark

May 28, 2020   07:10 pm

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The total number of COVID-19 infections reported in the country has surpassed the 1,500th mark, confirmed the Department of Government Information.

This is with 17 persons who had been undergoing quarantine at the Giragama quarantine facility upon return from Dubai testing positive for the COVID-19 virus.

Accordingly, a total of 34 cases have been reported in the country within the day so far. Fifteen of them had arrived from Kuwait and been undergoing quarantine at the Trincomalee quarantine center while the other 2 are Sri Lanka Navy personnel.

The total number of cases reported in the country is at 1,503 patients.

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.

Currently, 748 active cases are under medical care at selected hospitals across the country, as per the Epidemiology Unit.

Meanwhile, 745 COVID-19 patients have been discharged from the hospital upon complete recovery from the illness.

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.

A total of 1,838 PCR tests had been carried out within yesterday (27), stated the Department.

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