Ten more people have been confirmed with the coronavirus in Sri Lanka this evening, taking the total to 142.
The Health Ministry said that the 10 confirmed this evening included five people who had travelled to Indonesia with a coronavirus patient from Puttalam and five of their relatives.
Accordingly, the number of coronavirus patients detected in Sri Lanka was 20, the highest detected in a day so far in Sri Lanka.
The Health Ministry said that of the 142 detected in Sri Lanka 123 are active, 17 have recovered and have been discharged and 2 have died.
A total of 173 individuals are receiving treatment in hospital on suspicion they contracted the virus. (Colombo Gazette)