Coronavirus Update: The total number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in Sri Lanka exceeded Tuesday’s grim milestone of 1000 (19).
At 6 p.m., twenty-eight (28) more people screened coronavirus positively, while the count cases soared to 1,020.
All of these patients have been identified as navy men undergoing quarantine at the Oluvil facility, the government information department says.
Meanwhile ten patients with coronavirus have been discharged earlier today from Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH), Iranawila Hospital, and Homagama Base Hospital. They have brought tally to 569 recoveries.
The Epidemiology Unit says that at the IDH Hospital, Welikanda Base Hospital, Colombo East Base Hospital, Iranawila Hospital, Kattankudy Base Hospital, Navy Hospital and Homagama Base Hospital, there are currently 442 active cases receiving medical treatment.
So far nine patients with coronavirus in the country have succumbed to the virus.