Number of coronavirus patients rises

One more patient infected with COVID-19 was detected today, bringing the total number of infected patients in Sri Lanka to 198.

The Ministry of Health said 8 patients infected with the coronavirus were detected today.

Earlier today, 7 patients, 6 from Suduwella in Ja- ela and one from Dehiwela, were identified as having contracted the virus.

The Ministry of Health said 136 patients, among the infected, have been reported as active cases.

A total of 165 patients are under observation in various hospitals on suspicion of having contracted the coronavirus.

The Ministry said 54 patients, including 53 Sri Lankans and one Chinese woman, have recovered so far and have been discharged from hospital.

Seven deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported so far in Sri Lanka, it added. (Colombo Gazette)

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