Another patient infected with COVID-9 was detected this morning, raising the total number of patients to 199.
The Ministry of Health said 138 infected patients have been reported as active cases.
Meanwhile, 165 persons are under observation at various hospitals on suspicion of having contracted the virus.
The Ministry said 54 patients have recovered so far and have been discharged from hospital.
The recovered patients include 53 Sri Lankans and one Chinese national.
The Ministry of Health added that seven deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported so far in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)