As of this morning (3), a total of 715 more persons were confirmed positive to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. All of them are locally-identified ones, including the majority 261 from Colombo district, 142 from Gampaha district, 61 from Badulla district and 464 others from different districts, states the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO).
By this morning (3), a total of 65,697 persons, inclusive of 59,042 of the fish market have been confirmed positive to COVID-19 from all over the country, including the dead. 59,042 fully-recovered COVID-19 patients have been so far discharged from hospitals and the rest 6,325 are still under treatment in hospitals and care centres.
In the past 24 hours, 968 recovered patients have left hospitals and care centres. 7 more deaths have been reported from Polonnaruwa, Wattala, Colombo 2, Udugampola, Nugegoda, Madawala and Gelioya areas in the past 24 hours. Accordingly, the COVID-19 death toll in the country rose to 330 by this morning (3).
As of this morning (3), 7,406 persons in 93 tri service-managed QCs are still in quarantine. Within yesterday (2), 12,340 PCR tests have been conducted.