Number of coronavirus patients increases

The number of patients infected with COVID-19 in Sri Lanka increased to 180 this morning.

The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said 2 more patients were identified to have contracted the virus today.

The Unit further said that 136 patients among those infected with the virus have been reported as active cases.

Meanwhile, 257 persons are under investigation at various hospitals on suspicion of having contracted the coronavirus, the Epidemiology Unit said.

The Unit said 42 patients, including 41 Sri Lankans and a Chinese woman, have recovered so far and have been discharged from hospital.

The number of deaths due to COVID-19 in Sri Lanka increased today, with the 6th death being reported at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (IDH) in Angoda this morning. (Colombo Gazette)

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