Number of coronavirus cases goes past 200

The number of patients infected with the coronavirus in Sri Lanka has surpassed 200.

The Ministry of Health said four more persons infected with COVID-19 were detected today, bringing the total number of infected patients to 203.

The four new cases were reported from the Poonani quarantine centre in Beruwala, it said.

The Ministry of Health said 141 active coronavirus cases are among the infected patients, while 154 individuals are under observation on suspicion of having contracted the virus.

Meanwhile, one more patient infected with COVID -19 has recovered and was discharged from hospital today. 

A total of 55 patients, including 54 Sri Lankans and one Chinese woman, have recovered so far and have been discharged.

The Ministry of Health added that 7 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported so far in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)

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