UPDATED: The number of coronavirus patients detected in Sri Lanka continued to rise today (Sunday).
The Health Promotion Bureau said that the total number of patients detected in Sri Lanka rose to 175 late this evening.
Among those detected are three from the Homagama Hospital, one at a quarantine center in Puttalam, one in Matara, two in Colombo and one in Negombo.
There are a total of 137 active cases in Sri Lanka as of this evening while another 33 had recovered and have been discharged from hospital.
So far five people have died of the virus in Sri Lanka.
The Health Promotion Bureau said that 259 people remain in hospital on suspicion of contracting the virus. (Colombo Gazette)