Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 cases exceeds 1,000

Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 cases exceeds 1,000

The number of coronavirus patients in Sri Lanka soared past 1000 since the outbreak in the country on March 11, according to the health authorities in Sri Lanka.

Twenty Eight people had tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, among which 28 were Navy personnel, as the total number of patients rose up to 1020, according to health ministry statistics.

The infected navy personnel had been undergoing quarantine in Oluvil.

According to the health ministry, 569 people have recovered from the virus while 442 people are currently being treated at state hospitals.

In the meantime, 10 coronavirus patients were discharged from Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH), Iranawila Hospital and Homagama Base Hospital earlier today. They have brought the recoveries tally to 569.

The Epidemiology Unit says, 442 active cases are currently under medical care at the IDH Hospital, Welikanda Base Hospital, Colombo East Base Hospital, Iranawila Hospital, Kattankudy Base Hospital, Navy Hospital and Homagama Base Hospital.