Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 cases tally hits 2,809

Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 cases tally hits 2,809

July 28, 2020   11:13 pm


COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka escalated to 2,809 as two more persons tested positive for the virus today (28).

One of them is a contact of a novel coronavirus patient at the Senapura Rehabilitation Centre and the other positive case is an arrival from the United Arab Emirates, the Department of Government Information said.

Two other arrivals from the UAE were also confirmed COVID-19 positive this evening.

According to statistics, 502 patients infected with the virus are currently under medical care at hospitals.

In the meantime, the number of recoveries from the disease in Sri Lanka has moved up to 2,296 earlier today as a record total of 175 were discharged from hospitals upon making complete recoveries.

The daily situation report issued by the Epidemiology Unit mentioned that 130 of these recoveries were confirmed from the Kandakadu Treatment Centre. Six were from Infectious Disease Hospital, 02 from Welikada Base Hospital, another 02 from Iranawila Hospital, 13 from Kattankudy Base Hospital and the remaining 22 from Army Hospital in Panagoda.

Sri Lanka has thus far witnessed 11 deaths due to the virus outbreak.

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