22nd coronavirus patient identified in Sri Lanka
March 16, 2020 04:50 pm
The twenty-second Coronavirus patient in the country has been identified, according to the Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe.
He stated that a 73-year-old male who is being treated at the Karapitiya Hospital has tested positive for the virus.
Earlier today three more confirmed cases of Coronavirus (Covid-19) had been reported in the country.
The three new patients include a 13-year-old girl and two males aged 50 and 37. All three of them are patients currently admitted at the IDH Hospital in Angoda.
Dr. Anil Jasinghe stated that currently 18 hospitals are being used to treat patients suspected of contracting Covid-19 and the facilities necessary to operate them is being organised.
He stated that more patients could likely be identified from the quarantine centers in the coming days and that they are preparing for alternative facilities to accommodate them.