Coronavirus Update: At 11.55 pm on Monday (18), another person tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, raising the total number of cases to 992, says the Ministry of Health.
A total of 11 positive cases were confirmed Monday on that account. Ten of these were found by the Sri Lankan Navy.
The other patient is a Singapore returnee who had been the subject of the mandatory quarantine process.
Meanwhile the country’s number of recoveries currently stands at 559.
The Epidemiology Unit says at the IDH Hospital, Welikanda Base Hospital, Colombo East Base Hospital, Iranawila Hospital, Kattankudy Base Hospital, Navy Hospital, and Homagama Base Hospital 424 active cases are currently receiving medical treatment.
So far nine patients with coronavirus in the country have succumbed to the infection.