The total number of patients confirmed to have contracted the coronavirus in Sri Lanka stands at 162.
Director of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasighe said that 3 more patients infected with the virus were detected as of 05.00 p.m. today.
Meanwhile, 5 deaths have so far been reported due to the coronavirus in Sri Lanka.
The deceased have been identified as residents of Marawila, Negombo, Maradana, Ratmalana and Homagama.
The Ministry of Health said 25 patients, including 24 Sri Lankans and a Chinese woman, have so far recovered and have been discharged from Hospitals.
It said 132 active coronavirus cases have been reported, with 273 persons receiving treatment on suspicion of having contracted the virus.(Colombo Gazette)