Number of coronavirus patients rises to 86

The number of patients infected with the novel coronavirus in Sri Lanka rose to 86 as of 06.00 AM today.

Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi said 9 new patients were detected with the virus yesterday.

A total of 222 persons are under observation at various hospitals across the country on suspicion of having contracted the virus, she added.

A Chinese national, who was the first to be detected with the virus in Sri Lanka, has recovered and has been discharged. (Colombo Gazette) 

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