Coronavirus Update: Seven more people on Tuesday (19) tested positive for coronavirus at 11.55 pm, the health ministry says.
The total positive case count moved up to 1,027 on that account.
These new patients with coronavirus were identified by Sri Lankan Navy.
Meanwhile the number of patients returning to health with coronavirus has reached 569.
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 449 active cases undergoing medical care.
So far nine patients with coronavirus in the country have succumbed to the virus.